Swamp Sparrow (initial, close up of head)


It occurred to me that this drawing is about 200% life size, measuring about 11 inches wide, and that what I’ve posted isn’t really true-to-life. I tend to work on 17×14 inch paper, often life-size or as in this Swamp Sparrow, larger-than-life. That means the reduced version you see on screen looks more detailed than I could manage on a smaller drawing. My pencil work is not that good… Up close, the actual drawing looks pretty haphazard. I enjoy looking closely at a drawing like this to see all the tiny energetic strokes, even if they aren’t totally controlled. In fact, it looks pretty chaotic. But when reduced… they look ok.


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