It's beautiful. =o I imagine it fluttering away and landing on a light bulb. Moth: "Mmmmmmmm, yessssss." haha. Now I'm going to spend tonight trying to think of a way to make it actually move, not actually be able to take flight (I find that'll be difficult as fuuuuu' because of the heaviness of metal) but to actually make the wings move.
Thanks very much for the compliments on my gallery! I'm glad you like the steampunk art. And good luck! I have no idea how to make 'functional steampunk' that works and moves. That's beyond my level. Lol. Hey i see you have a tumblr? You should follow me witchesofmars.tumblr.com
This is an awesome piece, but my only critique is the photography. The yellow/brown background washes out and diminishes the excellence of the butterfly. Use an opposing color instead. Army green would be an excellent choice because it's used in a lot of steampunk and would bring out the richness of this piece.
LOL It's all about timing. I find lightly cloudy days do most of the work FOR me because I don't need to prevent the glare. Practice with artificial lighting. If the bulb cause a yellow color get a lightbulb that produces a natural light. It'll cost more, but I've found that, in the long run, it's more helpful because the colors are truer.