Today's progress. I noticed immediately after posting the previous days work, that the two branches in the upper left were very small and frail looking which made me feel the whole thing was too delicate and not stout enough to hold an eagle's nest. I have increased their thickness and now it reads as a very substantial tree. The entire time I worked on the branches and nest sticks, I am keenly aware of where my lightsource is coming from. I am trying to keep shadows running in the correct direction. It really helps that I have some very good reference photos of the nest and birds. I can draw without worry, since the lightsource is the same throughout the references.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
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