Artwork / 2016 / Quail

drawing of a bird
Gwenn Seemel
Quail
2016
marker on paper
9 x 6 inches

Making a good drawing or painting is at least as much about the background as it is about representing the subject. When I’m most successful, it’s because I choose to make the background completely different from the subject, like here, or I bring something from the subject into the background, like with the purple shapes in this drawing of a quail. You can watch the making of this image.