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Sit at your feeder, or go outdoors and watch birds in flight. The birds will be in motion but will return again and again to familiar angles. John Muir Laws suggests “closing your eyes to clear your brain, then open them for a moment like the shutter of a camera, then close your eyes once again. A moment of flight will be briefly etched in your vision. Make a fast sketch of what you saw by jotting down the angle of the leading edge of the wing and the contour of the belly.”
Try this exercise over and over again to get the impressions of a particular bird in flight.
Upload your sketches here. See examples from Elizabeth attached.
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