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Emperor Penguin Art

When learning about Captain Scott, we discovered that Edward Wilson, who was one of the expedition members, was a talented artist.  We learnt that Wilson spent a lot of his time before the expedition started, studying the Emperor penguins and sketching them in his journal.  


To help develop our drawing skills, we practised applying a  different amount of pressure to the pencil, to create different tones. 


For our final piece, we applied the skills we had learnt and did a sketch of an emperor penguin.  We used shapes to help us map out the body parts, and we considered when to apply more pressure to create the darker parts for the penguin's feathers.