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.
Redrawn to after comparing to reference photograph… it’s better, but still has issues.
First pass on the Northern Pygmy-Owl. Several re-draws ahead, but about where I expect at this stage.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher portrait in colored pencil is done…