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  • Marc
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    I enjoyed this assignment as it felt counter intuitive to draw upside down, in fact it caused me to draw slower. I for a lot of it drew without looking at my drawing to help my self see more details and I was pleased with the outcome! When I started drawing it started as a collective of shapes that became more and once it did it was very rewarding.4641D613-A68C-418C-B1BF-A05123C0F82A034CCC2F-CF82-414D-BFF0-8FFAF6CE8D55
  • Marc
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    image I actually really enjoyed this assignment, I’ve always had problems with proportions and this helped me build confidence with such a simple method. With fast moving birds or critters I had a much more difficult time but I’m certain that with practice I will be fine. With plants on the other hand a wondrous tool to have available.
  • Marc
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    8B87EA9C-598D-4FE4-A479-F5706922668D74F77640-1CEA-4BA6-B855-0FED8D8DAB6DI found the blind contour drawing quite challenging as I like to be able to look back and forth but honestly I did better than I expected I was. I’m actually impressed for the most part that my drawings resemble what I was attempting to replicate. I did notice that well I was doing this I was able to focus more on the pictures more and take in more details.
  • Marc
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    I found that with comparative drawing each time I looked for a further detail when switching back and forth more details popped out. It’s seemed as I was going back and forth I was in a trance and very into the moment. I seemed to find my style here to with my drawings and information I presented. I want to find a way to sharpen the transition of info to picture maybe a box? I really enjoyed this assignment and am looking forward to getting out there and doing more. I think my next one I want to make a separate information column just for measurements. We will see! I feel I am definitely getting my confidence at this point!22A14763-1766-4B02-A629-A2C0689BC9036CCE62E9-2F28-421F-9ED2-524B5808DB1691AD0BE1-EE10-4010-BEE4-07AA72B6CEA3
  • Marc
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    My yellow warbler! 0FCD87AB-58AD-4017-B6A2-8474CEC4FB82
  • Marc
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    845AEA82-AE47-4774-B964-6E763D5B7DCCAE7A95BD-1F4F-4307-9FC9-63A170AE38E6I am starting to notice things that perhaps I’ve never noticed, for example today for one of our assignments I went a little off roading on the one of my favourite hiking trails. Once reached well sitting in the middle of a river way that had mostly dried up I noticed the types of low rooted flora and what was wondering it’s purpose and wondering where the seeds came from to cause it to grow? Further more the grass, tribe poeae , I considered if it came  from further upstream when this was a rapid river!? The birds that were living in the bushes near me are ive seen mostly in marshes why are they all the way out here? Is it for the stagnant pools of water and the water striders living in them?   these things I have a desire to know and write on my paper.
  • Marc
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    2286F1E1-2879-4406-A952-F10374664F38A550874B-E911-407B-BA17-1C1E09FB8810CBEB03C2-1394-4179-91CA-A92DA96315A3 when I read the assignment I knew exactly where I wanted to go. I woke up bright and early to hike into one of my favourite parks. I felt truly at ease as there wasn’t another soul to be seen except for the chirps of birds and critters all about. A truly magical experience. I had my supplies and nature journal slung over my shoulder as I made my way deeper and went to a spot I like to forge wild onions. So as I sat I noticed that there was a small deer trail that went along the dried up river bed (that runs from the mountain and main focus of my city) until I found a beautiful opening that look untouched. So as I sat there and half a hour passed I noticed lots of movement in the upper canopy, and the bushes around me so I started taking notes. I wish I would have left out the water colour as I have very very little to no experience with it. I get it almost ruined my visitor picture, was it a finch? A sparrow? I’ll find out! the whole experience was transforming!
  • Marc
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    image59CF226D-8D4A-41BB-A5A3-7AD5693F96A4I am starting to find it easier to find details and textures, as well I am getting more comfortable with putting pencil to paper. I had some challenges with chiaroscuro but I’m thinking it’s because I was to tense with my apple drawing and need to take a step back, maybe get the techniques to work for me. It was fun regardless and I am finding my work is starting to get better slowly with practice.
  • Marc
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    B0DEA6DF-CABA-43BF-B340-66C5694EE214So this is my attempt at the Yellow Warbler, which was interesting experience that I really enjoyed! My experience in drawing is very limited but I had the luxury of a still image. I found the easiest and (I say easiest not lightly) part for me was the slow sketch of the bird and then more difficult as I tried to add the extra details of the bird. then came the watercolours, with no experience and the recommended course material I began to slop the colours on. It became a exercise in colour management and water control fairly quickly. Saying that some of the shading and lighter browns I wouldn’t have noticed at first if I didn’t take my time so that was incredibly rewarding. Personally I had a excellent time and I’m fairly proud of what I produced. Next time I would incorporate a journal style and some notes. The yellow warbler
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  • Marc
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    Hey Marc here, I have been big into journaling and love going out into the field with my daughter and identifying everything we can with iNaturalist. I have also been pressing flowers from my garden and presenting them in my journal too. Citizen science is pretty awesome. I really like nature and I use to draw when I was a kid (not very well and probably not so much now), and engineering sketches for work,  so why not get into field journaling that I can share with my friends and family and show them a hobby I truly enjoy! I actually was really into the first journal with the flora exploding from the boxes and notes all around it. Maybe I’ll try that style but I’m sure I’ll make my own style who knows.
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