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Owl sketch in Coloured Pencils

Owl Sketch in Coloured Pencils
Looking through some earlier bird sketches, I came across this tiny owl and my notes from a few years ago.
This was a really small artwork - roughly a couple of inches square. Being such a small piece to work on was quite a challenge, as there wasn't much room to get the detail in. But any time spent sketching is time well-spent.

Owl Sketch in Coloured Pencils
Owl Sketch in Coloured Pencils

‘To begin, begin.’ (William Wordsworth)

And so, I began.

And what had begun as a relaxed sketch of an owl - a spur of the moment decision one evening after I had finished my other work – became incentive for a more detailed piece of art.

It began as a 'better start something' project.

It ended as a 'wishing I had started something off properly' project. 

But such workings often serve to gaze in the mind’s eye, for more detailed paintings to be undertaken with the benefit of hindsight... a bigger piece of paper!

"You never fail until you stop trying." (Albert Einstein)

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