Inspiration: The Patterns, Colors & Textures of Butterfly Wings

May 24 , 2011

Today’s source of inspiration is butterfly wings. Take a look at the incredible variety of patterns and colors that make up these wings. Each butterfly is unique, ranging from bright and saturated colors to earth tones and camouflage. They epitomize the naturally occurring patterns that I love so much and find so inspirational.

A butterfly texture package will be coming sometime this summer, but for now, enjoy these images & leave some feedback below to tell me what you think!

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All images copyright to Dustin & Gary Schmieding.
  • http://www.redbubble.com/people/feebeedee Phoebe

    These are amazing! I wouldn’t have thought of butterfly wings as textures. It seems obvious now that you’ve presented them as such. My favorite shots are the more abstract ones, with only part of the wing filling the page. This gives it more of a pattern/texture feel rather than the preconceived notion of “butterfly.”

    • http://dustinschmieding.com Dustin Schmieding

      Thank you Phoebe, I definitely agree with you. I am going back to the butterfly emporium sometime within the next few months and shoot some pictures with the sole purpose of creating a texture pack. They are a beautiful resource

  • burito

    it’s amazing, thank you for sharing this!

  • Sue-on-the-farm

    Do they have any dragonflies there? I’d love to see dragonfly wings with the same treatment. I find their divisions and patterns fascinating as well.

  • Bernie Tuffs

    absolutely beautiful photos, and thank you also for sharing your textures etc…so generous of you and they are all fantastic! xx