Well, this was scary to dive right in! I really enjoyed spending time making this first drawing. Without drawing, I would not have found the weight of his little breast, the fullness of his upper wings/shoulders/neck area. Finding the angles was difficult. Studying his sweet eye was joyful. It was nice to have a still subject to study. I really enjoyed the peace that came when studying this little fellow.
My father gifted me this course as a Christmas present. I studied art years ago before raising my family, and this course is my first step in the water after 13 years or so. I’m looking forward to finding more quiet moments with nature and art, as a way to bring more peace to my life. I really enjoyed the journals with bold water color styles, and also liked it when artists framed their work. I like the idea of documenting paired with art, as a way to cement learning and attention to the subject matter at hand.