Katerina Evangelou
Vanessa virginiesis male butterfly
2018
Giclée print; Colour pencils on paper, scanned and digitally edited in Photoshop
100cm x 100cm




Katerina Evangelou
Inachis io male Butterfly
2018
Giclée print; Colour pencils on paper, scanned and digitally edited in Photoshop
100cm x 100cm




Katerina Evangelou
Iphiclides podalirius male Butterfly
2018
100cm x 100cm
Giclée print; Colour pencils on paper, scanned and digitally edited in Photoshop


Photographs courtesy of Glenn Michael Harper


Bio

Katerina Evangelou's PhD Thesis, titled "The Use of Illustration to Reveal the Morphological Diversity of European Butterflies’ Eyespots to New Audiences” is situated within a territory where natural science and wildlife illustration overlap.

As an artist, Katerina uses illustration to record and portray the butterfly species at a microscopic level. This research aims to replicate how butterfly eyespots are seen under a microscope, translating the image to the naked eye.
The project is a record of the various handmade and digital visualisations made through magnifying the different species and archetype eyespots. The principal aim of this research is to present the morphological variety of the eyespots of European butterflies in diverse ways. Scientific illustrations, simplified/diagrammatic illustrations and scanning electron microscopic images demonstrate the combination of creative rigour and scientific accuracy of wildlife illustration.