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damselfly ink drawing - Copy

Micron 05 and 01 fine point pens and Sharpie marker.

You can tell this is a damselfly, not a dragonfly, by the folded wings. A dragonfly at rest would hold its wings out flat. Damselflies fold their wings above their thorax like this.

We might get it printed on a 14×14 throw pillow. Matting and framing the 6×8 original will be our little project for this afternoon.

Mom deserves credit for taking the original photograph this drawing is based on. We don’t think she’ll mind if we share it with you here:

moms damselfly - small copy

Our little pad of 6×8 drawing paper is nearly empty now, so we cracked open our pad of 11×17 bristol board to do a quick ink study. Though we’ve painted on much larger canvases, we haven’t gone bigger than 9×12 for drawing. We broke the ice with a Diatryma based on a smaller study from a year or two ago. We’d like to do a whole series of 11×17 prehistoric animals in marker and pen, but working in these dimensions will take a bit of getting used to.

diatryma ink study 11x17