In this easy tutorial I will show you how to draw an expressive blue butterfly with soft pastels on sandpaper. I am using 800 grit sandpaper and Rembrandt soft pastels. First I apply a dark blue soft pastel and wash it down with water. This will give me a darker color background than if I were to add the pastel dry, Next I sketch out the butterfly with a pastel pencil and start adding colors to the wings, taking into consideration the veins. You can find the reference photo for this butterfly on my Patreon, as well as the full real time narrated tutorial 🙂