The Cerulean Warbler has been redrawn in pencil and refined. It has a bit more detailed in the wing and the outline has been clarified. Now that it feels a bit more accurate it’s time to move onto the next step—redrawing it again, and adding color.
We’re back home after two weeks of birding in Michigan and Massachusetts. First bird on the board: Cerulean Warbler! I’ll be using a lot of blue colors eventually on this one, but for now it’s just the initial pencil outline.
The Northern Pygmy-Owl was looking a little pock-marked in places. So I used the colorless blender to smooth out those areas. It ends up looking a little less pencil-y and perhaps more lifelike… but some areas became darker than anticipated. Still, I like it, and it’s time to send it off to the world.
The Northern Pygmy-Owl is feeling close-to-done… just one more step left.
The Northern Pygmy-Owl is pretty much there. I like the composition enough to go to bed. The eyes and facial discs still bother me. But overall, I’m pleased.
Northern Pygmy-Owl redrawn AGAIN. It’s feeling a little better. I thought it was close enough to the reference material to start laying in some color.