So far from perfect, but I really enjoyed this after being intimidated by it a bit haha. I've never worked with watercolor before now. I decided to just dive in and do a quick 10-15 minute watercolor only "sketch" of this (no pencils). What I loved most about this is that in that short amount of time it gave me the confidence to feel comfortable trying this in the field. The watercolor can be almost as quick as sketching it seems if I don't overthink it when I want to record what I'm seeing quickly out in the field. I like that it's a way to quickly get colors down on the paper and add notes to id later. I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this.
Details. Paying close attention to the shapes- head shape, where the eye sits. I had trouble making (him?) look like his head is cocked like the photo. And patience- drawing the lines and exact colors. The feet were so interesting to draw, and difficult. Drawing from the photo also helped force me to look at the negative space more. Excited for the next lesson where Liz shows us her tricks.