Challenge 75 – Female Millard Duck

Welcome to challenge 75. I hope you are staying cool, and having a very nice and enjoyable summer. With vacations being an understandable priority I really appreciate you were taking your precious time and posting in our last challenge. Your participation, sharing and comments motivate me and each of us so much. Thank you!

About the composition

In this challenge I would like to introduce you to a female Millard duck. It is a very beautiful wild duck, very common in North America. It has very distinguishable blue purple patch of feathers in the middle sections, and generally brown black and white feathers.

I live close to, I believe, man-made lake, full of life and excitement. It has 1.5km long paved walking path all around it and at any time during summer it is full of birds, water lilies, squirrels, frogs, fishes, rabbits, raccoons, etc. And especially during summer, all of them flourish and their songs and sounds create very relaxing and intoxicating music, perfect to get out and paint or sketch from life.

I know bird of this complexity can be quite intimidating to attempt to paint. However, I ask you here to simplify. Do a simple sketch, line and wash, pencil drawing, anything that will suggest you tried. Very often I find surprising how much we can accomplish if we just try. I hope you will give it a try and I am positive if you do, you will surprise yourself with amazing results.

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Happy drawing and painting!
Lela

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