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  • Maggie
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    maggiewuts
    This was a fantastic course.  The drawing techniques, proportion measuring, and color mixing were so very helpful!  Since it’s winter here and nature consisted mostly of snow and dried plant-life, I focused mostly on my drawing and watercolor skills.  I'm looking forward to spring when I can get out and really observe nature.  I can't wait to fill up my sketchbook with observations!Warbler 2Warbler 1
  • Maggie
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    maggiewuts
    I just got back from vacation at a VRBO in the woods that had a nice variety of birds come to the deck to feed.  I was there every morning when they came for breakfast taking photos with my phone, which weren't very good but good enough to get the postures.  For each type of bird I saw, I sketched from my photos and then found a nice, clear image on line to paint from.  I love sketching but watercolor makes me tense.  I hope to overcome that with more practice...I have a lot more birds left to sketch and paint!Junco
  • Maggie
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    maggiewuts
    Before this study I thought I was seeing correctly but the measuring technique proved I wasn't!  This was a great exercise that really helped me.  porportion study
  • Maggie
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    maggiewuts
    The red fox and kit moved so fast!  Looking back I see I captured some interesting positions that I might never have noticed otherwise.  It's winter here and there aren't many birds on my feeder so I practiced from on-line videos.  My favorite was gesture drawing 2 baby rabbits playing in a field.  I regularly draw domestic rabbits and the familiarity made the gesture drawing easier for me.  Maybe that's a cheat :)  This was a good exercise for me that I can't wait to practice in the field.  It's helping me observe details without getting too caught up in getting them on paper.rabbits gesture drawing
  • Maggie
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    maggiewuts
    It was interesting to see the detail on the branches and I thought that was challenging to capture.  I didn't spend a lot of time with it because we wouldn't have that much time in the outdoors before things change. I noticed one of the leaves looked like a leaf cutter bee had cut a circle out of it.  I think I would like to draw the bee flying away with it's stash!Lesson 1 bird
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #655723
  • Maggie
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    maggiewuts
    Finding this course inspired the idea to nature journal.  I hike everyday and photos that I take are disappointing. They are what the camera sees but not what I see.  I've been sketching rabbits for two years now and it's only been through practice that I've developed a style.  I don't know where nature journaling will take me but just like sketching rabbits, I feel that if I just start, I will develop a style that satisfies me.
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