Amy Wallace

Black Butterfly

"Black Butterfly" is a poem written by R.M. Drake. It's about the emotions of a misunderstood girl and how even though she is complicated, she yearns for someone to understand her. It relates to many individuals on a personal level because we all feel misunderstood at times. The piece is meant to express emotion through visuals and color and show the complexity of her being in a simple, elegant way. These illustration boards were done for a Concepts and Storyboards class with Dominique Elliott.


she was made of all

complicated things, but
she always had a simplicity

in the way she laughed.
and that is all she ever

wanted, for someone to

understand her while she

was out making sense of her

soul and the handful of

flowers blooming from the

top of her skull.