Chickens, chickens, chickens

Chickens don’t really stay still. As part of Roz Stendahl’s week (also Sketchbook Skool) she really encouraged us to have a go and offered support about how to draw something that continually moves. I loved it – and was much more successful using watercolour than pencil or ink. They are all quick, gestural sketches, and there can be no overthinking or hesitation – you have to jump in! Yet also, you have to make time, and slow down, because you have to wait for the animal to get back in the same position again, before you can gather any more information. I like spending time observing animals, and seeing how they react to my presence.

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