Of all the insect pollinators, butterflies are unquestionably the most attractive. Their wing shapes, colours and intricate patterns make for a fascinating area of study for drawing and design. In this introductory course we will consider their structure and how through the mediums of pencil, pen, watercolour and coloured pencil they might be illustrated. Original artwork from Ian’s own archive will provide examples which demonstrate the various styles of butterfly illustration. These will include formal studies to assist in identification to species set in their natural habitat. We will work from preserved specimens and photographic sources.