Friday, June 29, 2012

The Nestling Continues ...

I've deepened colors in the bird

Removed the masking, and added the shadows, and am having a re-think about how dark I want to go with the bird.  My gut feeling is to leave it bright, and just add some shadows and feather details. I'd like to keep the essence of my vision of the swallows as such a bright, beautiful little bird, swooping through the air.

I posted this for some levity, to balance the posting. This is Fat Bastard with his feet propped up, leaning on his backside.  I don't have a lot of experience with chinchillas other than mine, but I've never seen or heard of one doing this.

As always, your comments are most welcome. 


  1. Nice colors you used in the swallow! I hope you don't go too dark, but who am I to say that, you know best what to do!

  2. The painting is coming out very well. I love the yellow blue combination you have chosen, or is that the natural colour of the swallows?
    Best wishes,