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  • Cheryl
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    I really like how the dry natural sponge added texture.
  • Cheryl
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    I had a little experience with color theory back in junior high school - but that was ages ago. As a quilter, I have played with colors in fabric but have not done any work with watercolors or mixing my own colors. This was fun.   First I tried just working with tints, tones, and shades. Then I tried getting the colors for the finch. I struggled mostly with the nut brown color on his back. I never did get that as close to the correct color as I wantedIMG_4355IMG_4356
  • Cheryl
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    Sparrow It was interesting drawing the sparrow upside down. I knew it was a sparrow, but I really tried to focus on the shapes and the negative and positive spaces.
  • Cheryl
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    HummerI I still found it a bit challenging to get the proportion just right. It is better but definitely a work in progress. I do think the measuring technique is beneficial and will improve the more I practice using it.
  • Cheryl
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    This is an area I need to continue practicing on. I have trouble with loosening up and doing the quick sketches. I loved the link someone shared with the line-of-action drawings. I stayed on the 60 second page and worked on that. G
  • Cheryl
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    Blind Contour DrawingI struggled with knowing where I was on the page. Definitely need to practice this strategy!
  • Cheryl
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    cactus  comparison
  • Cheryl
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    cactus observation I typically sit outside in early the morning. It is amazing how much quieter it is then in the evening. It definitely was a mix of nature and manmade sounds.
  • Cheryl
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    Warbler_6.12.22 I did okay for my first attempt. The eye is a bit too big. I could see the angles and the shapes, but it is more challenging to replicate. The shading and the coloring is challenging in just a pencil drawing. I noticed how the moss is similar in color to the warbler. Drawings can capture the minute details. Photographs can show clearly the intense colors.
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #902831
  • Cheryl
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    I took Liz's watercolor class of a cedar waxwing just as a lark. My grandma began watercolor classes in her seventies and I was interested in trying them myself. As an elementary teacher, I had not considered the possibilities of doing nature journaling with my students.  I teach mathematics and science. What a perfect fit for both! To begin with, I just want to sketch, watercolor, and jot notes on the pages of my sketchbook. If I were to go on a nature trip, I would love to use the little journal to document the trip in pictures and words. I also loved the idea of having various sketches on one page a month. So many possibilities. I plan to have my third grade students begin nature journaling when we get back to school this August.
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