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Drake (male duck)

Technical details: This is a nice simple pattern for beginners, although it requires a fair amount of waxing in. It is free-form, so errors don’t matter as much. Use a medium to heavy stylus for outlines, heavy for waxing in and making the “splotches.”

Note a mistake: the dots in the body seen in the first egg were not included on the second egg.  Oops!

The design utilizes two dyes: orange and red.  I would recommend still dyeing the egg in yellow as a first color as it will provide a good base for the other dyes.  Use a mix of UGS scarlet and red dyes for your red, to get a deep, rich color.

This is a simple lateral division; the design on the back should mirror the one on front.

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Drake (Duck)