South Polar Skua study

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South Polar Skua study. The first faint attempt at a controlled composition which involved precise measurements is visible in the scribbled section. Ultimately that approach failed. More energetic, free-from constraints style was necessary. This loose drawing changed my thinking entirely, and the final portrait (when I get to it) will be better as a result. There is still a long road ahead if I am to capture this monster. In other words, “One does not simply walk into Mordor…”

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