I was determined not to be afraid or intimidated, but to just "Jump right in!". Knowing where to start was a challenge, it was easier to get some detail once I got the main outline of the branches and the bird. I probably wouldn't have noticed all the different smooth and fluffy feathers, as well as all the details on the branches had I not been drawing. Would this make a difference when journaling? I suppose so, if the goal is really learn and observe what you are drawing. It allows time to ponder, leading to questions, then hopefully some answers!
1. What inspired me was the ability to capture detail in a full scene, or just one element, like a leaf or a twig. I'm also excited to learn how to gesture draw animals. I often get caught in the details and would love practice capturing just the important things to highlight a movement or a pose. Lastly, in my recent creativity journey, I've been captivated by urban sketching using pen and watercolor, so I hope to practice that in this course!