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quail art

Gwenn Seemel
Quail
2016
marker and pen on paper
9 x 6 inches

Making a good drawing or painting is at least as much about the background as it is about representing the subject. When I’m most successful, it’s because I choose to make the background completely different from the subject, like here, or I bring something from the subject into the background, like with the purple shapes in this drawing of a quail. To see the making of this drawing, watch this vlog.