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Sketching - Dictation from Life (L2/11)

Author: Larry Seiler, Contributing Editor

When I draw a duck...I know there are ten primaries, ten secondaries, tertiaries and greater/lesser coverts. These must be drawn to represent the bird accurately as well as defend my expertise. When I sketch a duck (above) a scribble can represent a wing in flight because I'm more interested in catching a gesture, a subtle shift in routine anatomy that suddenly reveals a trait that will better state the personality (below).

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