Widow Skimmer 2

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This is a refinement of the previous posted Widow Skimmer sketch. I’m trying something new… This is my FIRST attempt at a full-sized portrait of a Dragonfly. I did a quick 3-inch sketch a while back, but that was a five-minute thing. In this case it is a 10-inch long drawing of a female Widow Skimmer, something I saw for the first time this past weekend. I’m very much out  of my element with this project, but I’m trying to use the same techniques I’ve used on birds. Namely, I define the composition and then major shadows and color breaks. The problem is, I’m still learning Dragonfly anatomy… so please be patient as I learn in front of you. More posts to follow.

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