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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Animals, the Duck by Joan Tavolott

I did this watercolor sketch of the duck from a photo I had taken at a local park. I hadn't seen a duck like this before...the area around his eye was so interesting. I used my water-soluble pencil and my Inktense Pencils for this.


  1. Great looking duck Joan. I agree the eye area is interesting.

  2. Quack, Quack, Quack, Love it, Love it, Love it. He looks like he hopped right off a children's petting farm floor!

  3. Great drawing Joan. This looks like a muscovy.

  4. When I was growing up, we had some of these ducks on the farm. I always thought they were hideous. They were cranky, almost as bad as the geese. You did a great job sketching him.

  5. I like the loose effect of your painting. It's funny how some detail, like the area around the eye, can make one want to draw the whole bird or animal. Such a good effect from the Inktense pencils.

  6. Great job on the duck, Joan. Birds are interesting to draw.

  7. Lovely looking duck Joan!


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