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  • Amie
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    windflower3
    20201120_122410At first I really found this lesson enjoyable. But then about halfway through I realized that some of my proportions were really off. I got rather frustrated and and wanted to erase half of what I had done. Then my husband reminded me that this is a learning process and I should just finish it. I can always go back and try it again later, continuing to improve with each try. I stepped away from it for a couple months, then came back and finished it. Overall once I was done I am really happy with the results.
  • Amie
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    windflower3
    I wouldn't have noticed how the plains coreopsis' younger shoots of leaves only have 2 segments where the fully mature and ones towards the base of the plant have 5 segments, with the 2 lower ones being forked. Also the black eyed Susan has the slightest blush of deeper yellow at the base of the petals (which I found even more noticeable when doing the squint test).20200716_090133
  • Amie
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    windflower3
    I got to watch this little mallard family at a lake not far from my house. Although I often see mallards there I think this was the first family sighting. The ducklings stayed so tightly clustered together that they were impossible to count. I would think they stay so close for safety.  I also started to wonder if staying directly behind the mama also helps cut the current making easier for them to swim (they were swimming under the dam against the current which can get pretty strong at times,  I've seen a small turtle get swept away). Ps.  If this posts twice I apologize, I tried posting and it read error so I re posted. 20200715_174005
  • Amie
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    windflower3
    I actually found it relaxing drawing a 3D ball. I'm not new to art but it's still a good reminder to go back to the basics sometimes, I tend to forget about the reflected light.20200630_175646
  • Amie
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    windflower3
    I always draw from a reference photo so there is no change there for me. I usually draw either flowers, butterflies, or comic book characters so the bird itself was something new.  I gave myself an hour time limit because I know that in nature I won't have unlimited time with subject.   So, leaving it as a sketch instead of a finished drawing was in itself a challenge for me. If I had taken a photo of the bird instead of taking the time to draw it I would not have noticed that the lower beak seems thicker than the upper half of the beak. 20200415_140057
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #684673
  • Amie
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    windflower3
    My sketches tend to be from photos and I always feel the need for them to be perfect. Although I have always loved art this need for perfection leads to it being stressful.  So,  I have decided to put these goals on the inside cover if my sketchbook. Perfection isn't necessary,  just relax and enjoy. Draw what I actually see, not what I think I know. Learn more by taking time to really see and then research later. Record so I can be reminded of God's beautiful creations and happy moments.
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