Here I have cautiously added the eyes and worked on the ear tufts (not true ears). I have also laid in more washes around the face of the owl and also along some of the feather tracts in the wing and back. Much more work will be done to these areas of course, but I'm planning at this point to almost finish the head before going on to the body. I carefully define the fine feathers around the bill by using a smaller pointy paintbrush then go back to the forehead with darker washes of raw umber. There is not that much of a change between this and the image before but I wanted to take things slowly on this one, analyzing each stage before going on to the next.
Almost autumn. Doetinchem, The Netherlands. - Just a little practice yesterday evening. Almost autumn. Doetinchem, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm. Buy with PayPal
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