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  • david
    Loved the exercise. The photo made it easy to observe, sketch, observe, sketch, observe some more and sketched and then try to get the main colours right. In nature the little fellow would have been long gone before I even finished typing these three sentences. The annotations made me think more about the details as well, notably the difference between the  finer dark grey stripping on wings compared to orangish brown coarse stripping on lower body.  Tried to complete my sketch in under 5 minutes since figured that would be well in excess of what a real nature venue would allow. Will have to try water colour paints... the colouring pencils were not capturing the shades or hues very well. Great sketches by all the other participants... congratulations to everyone. Not ready to share my attempt yet, my grandkids may see them and may be merciless in their critique.
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