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  • Jennifer
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    jennbollich
    It turned out way better than I expected. I'm quite pleased with it. I'd like to make the colors more vibrant but hopefully I'll learn those skills in time. This is my first try with watercolors (with a little pen mixed in). Lesson 1 color
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  • Jennifer
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    jennbollich
    It was a little less intimidating drawing from a photo because it was already in 2 dimensions. I've always found it difficult to translate from 3-D into 2-D without my drawings looking flat and cartoonish. Also, a photo doesn't move. I really want to try my hand by adding color. I've always been scared of water colors or any colors at all but pencils. I still remember the disappointment I felt in 4th grade when I did an awesome sketch of a deer that I was so proud of and my teacher made me color it. Crayon wax just ruined the delicate sketch lines and shading. I threw it away when I took it home. I adore looking at water colors and long to try it but that sting sticks with me. I think this class will be good for me. This is the before. We will see how the after goes. The idea of doing this exercise again at the end of the course gives me courage. nature journal lesson 1
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  • Jennifer
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    jennbollich
    I have always been inspired and intrigued by naturalists and their field records. I can pore over drawings, paintings, photographs, and writings for hours, as well as spend countless hours reading biographies, writings, and even children's books about famous naturalists and conservationists. My children and I would often sit outside when they were younger and observe nature, read books, make up stories about the creatures we saw, and make nature journals. I still have some of my children's early nature drawings. I definitely would like to keep a record of date, time, location and weather. I think it is important. I am inspired by the goal of a drawing a day but I think I may need to make it a page a week. That will be my new year's goal. I'm fascinated with a purely observational study but I'm also considering a more imaginative interpretation. Perhaps in a separate journal, perhaps mixed together. I often imagine a fanciful world of anthropomorphic animals and fairy creatures interacting. I am interested to try journaling these ideas. Perhaps it will inspire me. My art skills are somewhat lacking but I've made the resolution to be content with what I have and keep persevering. Who knows? Maybe I'll improve with practice.
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