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Monday, November 21, 2011

Chickadee painting step 4

As an animal artist who paints mainly fur, I have to admit that I am finding that recreating the birch bark on this scene is a refreshing change. I can't say that it is easy to follow the intricacies of the bark on the reference and then reproduce them on's probably because I am not used to drawing trees. So forcing myself to do so is a great exercise (which is what I consider this painting to be).


  1. It looks incredibly realistic to me so the 'exercise' is definitely paying off :-)

  2. Your comment made my day, Sue. I just hope I don't end up messing it up!