1. I loved drawing from the photo because it allowed me to observe all of the details and take my time. It was a challenge to include everything and keep my proportions correct. 2. My focus of course was drawn to the bird which allowed me to observe the details including the placement of the toes on the branch. I probably would not notice the alternate veining of the leaves or the details of the lichen on the branch if I had not drawn it.
1. A nature journal will help improve both my observation and drawing skills by incorporating my love for nature in a physical recording. I look forward to learning the techniques as I go through this course.