30 Colorful Butterfly Inspired Artworks

30 Colorful Butterfly Inspired Artworks

Check out these digital artworks inspired by nature’s most beautiful and colorful creation. Butterflies are often the subject and motif of many visual arts and one is digital arts.

Butterflies are flying insects in nature and are mostly capable of polymorphism and mimicry. Just like moths and other insects of the same type, butterflies’ life cycle has four parts. In adulthood, butterflies will have large and fluttering wings. Butterfly wings are very colorful and often times represent the beauty of our nature – of which, just like flowers, is a popular subject to many paintings, drawings and other visual arts. They are also popular in fantasy stories and most of the fantasy characters and creatures such as fairies and other winged forest nymphs and spirits came to existence in these fantasy and fairytale stories because of butterflies.

There are a lot of symbolisms and superstitions about butterflies as well. In some cultures like the Japanese, one superstition is that if a butterfly enters your house and perches on a bamboo screen, a loved person or a close friend will visit you soon. It is also said that a butterfly or the color of its wings is a personification of a person’s soul. Some asian culture or some types of butterflies also symbolizes death and seen as a bad omen. Asian cultures sees two butterlies as a symbol of love. Others symbolizes butterflies as rebirth and new life. The famous term “butterflies in the stomach” means a person in anxiety or is nervous.

We have collected some of these butterfly-inspired digital artworks to inspire you with its beauty and colorful art style.

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Butterfly-Inspired Artworks


The Butterfly Boy In The Forest, Yue Ma

The Butterfly Boy In The Forest, Yue Ma

Ugly Butterfly, Aaron Sikstrom

Ugly Butterfly, Aaron Sikstrom

Marine And The Fairy, Christophe Barrachin

Marine And The Fairy, Christophe Barrachin

Leaf Messenger, Julia Castelo Branco

Leaf Messenger, Julia Castelo Branco

Butterfly Queen by Melinda G

Butterfly Queen by Melinda G

Peony And Butterfly (Hanafuda Series), Misa Tsutsui

Peony And Butterfly (Hanafuda Series), Misa Tsutsui

After The Rain, Diane Özdamar

After The Rain, Diane Özdamar

Butterfly, Duan Xue

Butterfly, Duan Xue

Poof, Linda Smith

Poof, Linda Smith

The Gift, Britta Glodde-Herkenrath

The Gift, Britta Glodde-Herkenrath

Morgan le Fay, Diane Özdamar

Morgan le Fay, Diane Özdamar

Crazy Butterfly Lady, Shân Fischer

Crazy Butterfly Lady, Shân Fischer

Fresh Air, Michelle Boulad

Fresh Air, Michelle Boulad

The Scar, Peter Prabowo

The Scar, Peter Prabowo

Leafy, Bao Pham

Leafy, Bao Pham

The Transition – A Contemplative Cyborg, Benoit Ladouceur

The Transition - A Contemplative Cyborg, Benoit Ladouceur

Zig Et Merlot’s Hunt, Oesterle Harald

Zig Et Merlot's Hunt, Oesterle Harald

Tany The Sorceress, Julia Sokoloff

Tany The Sorceress, Julia Sokoloff

The Butterfly Bringer, LeeAnne Kortus

The Butterfly Bringer, LeeAnne Kortus

Eat Me! By Johnny D. Wicked

Eat Me! By Johnny D. Wicked

Butterfly by Amanda Dockery

Butterfly by Amanda Dockery

The Wrong Flower, Laurent Kermel

The Wrong Flower, Laurent Kermel

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, Sally Wibrew

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, Sally Wibrew

Chasing Butterflies, Debora Burr

Chasing Butterflies, Debora Burr

Blind Butterflies, Corey Loving

Blind Butterflies, Corey Loving

Madame Butterfly, Susan McKivergan

Madame Butterfly, Susan McKivergan

The Moss Dragon And The Butterfly, Phil McDarby

The Moss Dragon And The Butterfly, Phil McDarby

Honeybee, Bao Pham

Honeybee, Bao Pham

Butterfly Blaze, Neville Dsouza

Butterfly Blaze, Neville Dsouza

Tximeleta, Marisa Lopez Moreno

Tximeleta, Marisa Lopez Moreno

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