The Cornell Lab Bird Academy Discussion Groups How to Paint Birds with Jane Kim Draw: Northern Cardinal Feather Groups

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    • Raymond
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      Cardinal   This is my Northern Cardinal in my sketch book.
    • constance
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      I copied your drawing using a grid and then edited it as I watched the video.  It's a challenge to learn the feather groups!  IMG_2046
    • Vivian Salome
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    • Kaiah
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      This is my northern cardinal. I am pretty happy with it, and I didn’t have to make a lot of edits. I find this class pretty helpful. I am only 11 years old, so I am excited to see what my works look like in the future! IMG_4067
      • Suzanne
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        Wow, Kaiah! You draw well for eleven, or for any age really. Keep up the good work!
    • Janet
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      • Kaiah
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        Cute! I love how you labeled all of the feather groups!
    • Bethann
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      Like working in this very scientific fashion.IMG_5018
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    • Stephanie
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      The anticipation has progressed.  I can't wait to see this guy in colour. Cardinal Feather Groups
      • Suzanne
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        This guy already has personality. I look forward to seeing it in color too!
    • Rachael
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      • Kaiah
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        That’s pretty good! It looks a lot like mine!
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      • Suzanne
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        Diana, why do you have two different dates/years on your drawing. Did you go back a year later and edit? I'm also taking a while to complete my bird, but I can see progress!
      • @Suzanne Hello Suzanne, I have two different dates, August 4th and August 8th, 2023 (the same month and year), because I didn't finish my drawing on the first day. Sometimes I take a lot more time to improve my drawings and I add the date of the days when I modified them. Thank you very much for your comment.

      • Suzanne
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        @DIANA My mistake--I thought one date read 2022 and the next 2023. I also go back and touch up multiple times. After the first round of sketching, I often place my sketchpad where I can see the sketch from a distance throughout the day (or week), and from this new perspective, see changes to make.

    • Suzanne
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      IMG_0378I found that looking at my sketch from a distance helped me recognize some flaws in proportion. Looking at photos of my sketches helped. Even after posting I see my bird's body is too short!
      • Kaiah
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        And maybe fix the crest too. Other than that, it’s pretty good! 😊
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    • This is a different technique than I usually use.  Don't know if better but different!
      • Kaiah
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        I like how puffy the nape is
    • Martta
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      I managed to scrunch up the paper in erasing some lines. Should've picked a thicker paper for this exercise - but, hey, it is just practice =)WhatsApp Image 2023-03-08 at 21.38.36
    • Nan
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      I am currently working digitally in procreate on ipad version 5.3.3. But keeping true to the process as much as possible 4EB1D4E0-438C-4973-A53D-CD849F87FCFB
      • Stephen & Emily
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        Doing mine digitally on Photoshop. Same as you trying to stay true to the process as much as I can. I'm excited to get to the painting.
      • Kaiah
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        I use procreate too, but not for this. It’s a smart idea!
    • Sharon
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    • Debbie
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      • Suzanne
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        Debbie, Mr. Cardinal looks like he's looking toward us, which gives him character. I like it!
    • Lori
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      Northern Cardinal 2_23
      • Suzanne
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        Lori, your cardinal's feet are terrific. I'm jealous!
    • William
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      20230201_141658 I'm loving the class so far.
    • Debby
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      IMG_7675 Enjoying this class.  Learning so much.
    • Karen S.
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      I followed Jane's suggestion to view the picture of the cardinal on my tablet while I drew. It helped greatly in seeing the feather groups more distinctly than on the print out, especially when zooming in. 20230129_134509
    • Maribeth
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    • pip
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    • Kathleen
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      My Northern Cardinal with feather groupsIMG_20230118_160202