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  • Ria
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    "...good morning, good morning, good morning. Watch, now, how I start the day, in happiness, in kindness." (From Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver). IMG-5806
  • Ria
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    Finally finished the full page! Adding color is so much fun :)  IMG-5785
  • Ria
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    Learning about negative space was a game changer for me! How to measure proportions and layering of color was also really helpful. This was such a great course! IMG-5728
  • Ria
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    I'm finding that when watching birds, doing quick sketches in my field journal while in the field works well but I can't really get something "finished" until I come home and work at my desk. Details are really hard to get on paper with a moving being! This journal page started as a few pages of quick sketches then moved to more detailed sketches and finally on to color. RVKBirdJournalEntry
  • Ria
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    I've used paints and mixed before. This practice encouraged me to really look at the specific colors within the picture. I found my first assumption wasn't always correct and was amazed by the nuance I can achieve when mixing colors myself. I was surprised by how detailed even the most gross areas of an subject can be. RVK_ColorStudy_FrogRVK_ColorStudy_Ducks
  • Ria
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    I loved this practice. Starting with the quick sketch allows for such freedom and a loose quality. Following with refinement makes the piece really pop and highlights the bird's natural beauty and motion. I find focusing on negative space invaluable! It's such a fantastic, easy way to confirm proportions and accuracy. Getting the right position is still a struggle for me but the negative space really helps with that. RVK_SedgeWren
  • Ria
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    RVK_SongSparrowUpsideDownRVK_SongSparrowUpright I also surprised myself! It was more difficult than I expected it to be, really required me to slow down, and challenged my concentration and perception. There were times I got lost and had to regroup. That being said, I think the accuracy is well worth the effort!
  • Ria
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  • Ria
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    It was really cold and snowy, too much so to sit outside. Instead I sat by the window and noted what was just outside of it. The sketching came easier than knowing what observations to write down. I kept wanting to edit my thoughts before jotting anything onto paper. This is good practice for me!  RVK_FieldJournal1522
  • Ria
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    The photo was nice for reasons many others have mentioned: static image, ability to zoom in, etc. I did find it difficult to capture the essence of the warbler and got caught in the liminal space between quick sketch and detail. I think you can see my indecision in this drawing, especially in the bird itself... I'm looking forward to feeling more natural with the process so my hesitations stay out of my images and I can accurately reflect my subjects personality and being :) RVK_YellowWarblerIntro
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #860056
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