Welcome to Papillon de Nuit! I’m Karen, an illustrator and graphic designer living in Madison, WI. This website is home to my art and design work, as well as a peek into my working process and development as an artist.

If you are a reader of my old Papillon de Nuit blog, or if you are interested in a more personal view of my life, I have decided to move less art-related ramblings to The Wandering Willow, where I will continue to post about my fashion, daily adventures, and random thoughts. So please feel free to follow me there!

Merry Christmas 2015!

Another year, another Christmas already!

Thank you so much to all my subscribers, and to everyone who has watched my videos, whether just this year or for a long time! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and an amazing year in 2016!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“Happy Merry Christmas”
Original music and lyrics: kuibel (https://twitter.com/kuibel)

Vocals: Kyttyee (http://www.youtube.com/KyttyeeChii)
Artwork/Animation: Kyttyee // Papillon de Nuit (http://www.papillondenuit.net/)

Studio Tiara “SEAHOLLY”

Original by: Studio Tiara (http://lovetrue-emotion.net/studiotiara/)

Vocals: Kyttyee (http://www.youtube.com/KyttyeeChii)
Artwork/Animation: Kyttyee // Papillon de Nuit

[Digital Illustration: Clip Studio Paint // Animation: Adobe Premiere Pro]

From the Sketchbook


[Pencil on Canson Sketch]

Happy Halloween 2015!

[Digital: Clip Studio Paint]

From the Sketchbook


[Digital: Clip Studio Paint]

Woodland Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful forest…

[Copic pens and markers on marker paper]

From the Sketchbook


[Digital: Clip Studio Paint]


I found out about the LINE Webtoon Challenge League contest, and decided to try to make something to submit, even though the deadline was super close. You can read the first five episodes of “Manatee~isms” here! If you like cute manatees doing funny things, you might like it?


Sakura Blossoms


Just painting some sakura~