A part of this challenge is to make an educated decision of what to include in the drawing. I used to try to include as much of reality in a drawing as I can. However, studying with Michael Mentler has taught me that artist has the power to include and exclude elements of an artwork if they improve or take away from the composition. Art doesn’t necessary mean “documentation of real life.” That’s what photography is for, and in many situations photographers actually try to retouch the real life anyway.

Here’s a bouquet of flowers and feathers that looked somewhat different in real life 🙂

.020 Flowers and Feathers, pen on paper

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