How to Draw a Spotted Thick Knee Bird in Pen and Ink

Skill Level : 1 Beginner

Medium : Pen and Ink Drawing

Subject : Animals

Tutor : Dennis Clark

Class Length : 1 hour 06 minutes

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Class Description

The spotted Thick knee is a member of the curlew family. It is also called the Cape Dikkop. This particular bird at the nest is from a photograph taken circa 1959. This study in pen and ink is excellent for the beginner to learn to draw.

In this Lesson you will learn:

1.   How to show depth – tonal perspective
2.   How to draw feathers “you cannot see”
3.   How to simplify the foreground
4.   How to add subtle shading.

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About Dennis Clark

Dennis has been drawing and painting for most of his life (since 1944) and shortly after that in watercolours. During WWII there were no art books so to speak, so he had to teach himself through experimentation, sweat and tears. He teaches the following mediums online - Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics, Pencil, Pastels, Pen and Ink and Oils.
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