- In your journal, create your drawing of the bird in the image above. Then jot down some notes in response to the following questions.
- Take another look at the photo of the Yellow Warbler, what advantages do drawings have over photos? What advantages do photos have over drawings?
I enjoyed this assignment… it was a good feeling to “jump in.” It helped to format my drawing area to approximate the dimensions of the image on my iPad screen. Then, blocking in the branches provided a foundation for me to have some success with my goal of placing the warbler in relative size with its surroundings. Drawing from a photo is great! Everything is locked in place. Drawing most definitely inspired me to look closely at details and their relationships with each other. I am an amateur photo-naturalist and believe this skill (photo to drawing) will greatly enhance my observation skills and understanding of Nature’s intricacies. It seemed logical to begin labeling and jotting down questions.