|My Butterfly created HALF by hand with the Chinese character 忍|
I don't particularly care, nor necessarily like, working with inks other than the occasional graphic art marker. Having said that, I do, however, have a video class at UMASS, and we are working on all kinds of things.
So, I asked my daughter to draw me a Butterfly to try some tricks on Adobe After Effects. What my daughter came up with wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I scanned and altered it from her original version, and made this version:
I still wanted to create my own original one, so I did this butterfly HALF, and then edited it in Photoshop 6.0
Note: The wing has the Chinese character 忍 (Forbearance or Endurance, or to endure harshness or hardship. It's often popular in Japan, and with Zen, but actually hails from Confucius and not Buddhism or Taoism.
I am still unsure as to whether I will use this in my video project at UMASS or not yet.