If you haven't yet done this challenge & are looking for inspiration, you should check out the work done by Eugène Séguy here & here. Heck, even if you've done it already, you should have a look. You'll never look at insects the same way again.
Here's 2 pieces I've done for the challenge; a ZIA & a zendala:
|tangles used: decostar (modified), fiddler, diva dance|
|tangles used: tipple, fishnet, all about v's|
The first one is done with Sakura Microns, Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils & Derwent Inktense Pencils on cold press wc paper. When I was looking at some of the butterflies, I noticed that the support structure that runs through their wings looks a lot like Diva Dance... I hadn't yet decided I was going to draw butterflies, but that sealed it for me. I've got a couple other favorites in that one as well - my modified Decostar flower, & fiddler. (Fiddle head ferns are one of my favorite plants ever... I'm pretty sure they are magical.)
The second one, my beetle zendala, sort of just threw itself together. I had drawn a beetle on tracing paper, then made a copy of it. I left it on my desk for a while, came back, & the one on the tracing paper was on top of the copy, slightly askew, & I realized that if I put 5 of these together they would make a perfect circle! This one was done on white 90lb Strathmore mixed media paper with brush tip markers & microns.
Unfortunately, I only own one Sakura JellyRoll pen - a white one, so I couldn't use them for this challenge, but I really think that even though in pictures & scans the glittery or metallic finishes don't show well, both of these would look great with some shine.
That's all for now, folks! Don't forget to go check out Seguy's work!
Please critique the mess outta my work below! Really give me some constructive criticism!
Or just say "HI!" that's cool too.