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  • Carrie
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    1.  Will be trying these in the field hopefully.  I find it hard to control the amount of water. 2.  I am just beginning journaling, so I don't have any great thoughts other than to add colors to my drawings to help round out my journaling.
  • Carrie
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    Never have worked with watercolors before - well as a kid, but I don't think that counts!  Anyway, I am having fun with the mixing etc, but I keep finding that I end up with a washed out color.  Maybe adding too much water.  I did not try to do the whole pics - just made palettes for each picture as that seemed to be more my speed.
  • Carrie
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    This was fun to do, but I did find it to be a little difficult.  I ended up not getting the wings so well, but I think I started to hurry as it was taking a good deal of time.  The part I didn't rush I was quite impressed with.  This is such a great technique to learn to look beyond what the mind sees!  Love this course!
  • Carrie
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    I find that gesture drawing helps me pay attention to smaller details.  I enjoyed this exercise very much.  I think I have tried to draw with too much detail in the past and it has made me think that I am bad at drawing.  While I think I may still not be very good at drawing, I have a new view of drawing - sure I may never be Rembrandt, but drawing can be part of what I do and can be fun for me.  The weather outside is bad today, but I plan to employ this technique at the first chance I get outside.
  • Carrie
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    IMG_0370 I loved this exercise!  I sat for about 40 minutes because I was enjoying the experience so much.  The birds reappeared much more quickly than I thought they would.  Herons and Egrets settling right back down across the water from me, and then after about 10 mins there were about 20 Yellow-rumped Warblers in the trees beside me and on the beach beside me, it was such a cool experience.  My drawing is rather rudimentary, and I was afraid to move too much, but I would like to make smaller sketches of different viewpoints on my next try.  If anyone wonders...there are Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, and Double-Crested Cormorants in the drawing.......lol
  • Carrie
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    It was slightly daunting at first, but then I really got into it - even though I know my technique is pretty basic and even I might laugh at it in the end.  I enjoyed doing it.  I had a very hard time knowing how to draw the branches.  More or less they are straight lines with no shading. I may not have noticed the holes in the leaves, the lichen or how the birds feet were if just looking at the photo and not drawing it.
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #645503
  • Carrie
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    Actually, I found a children's book for a friend that had monthly nature activities.  My friends kids love "writing in the nature book" and I thought, wow, why don't I do that?  I love going out and taking photos - mostly birds - and I would really like to try to keep a journal of other things that I see and have my experience documented with words etc.  About 2 months later, this course appeared, and I am so excited! I really liked elements of many of the journals shown.  I like the use boxes to define sections, I like the idea of doing a monthly page of observations, and I like that not all things have to be "finished".
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