Thursday, July 11, 2013
Mountain Quail Update
Greetings, my fine feathered friend!
Here's the progress I've made on the little Mountain Quail. I've had to use three different photo references for this piece: one for the position, one for the detail, and another for the color. Actually it will be four photos when I fill in the background and the gnarled tree branch he is perched on. It is a good experience for me, learning to add in multiple references for one subject.
In researching this subject, I have become fascinated by game birds like the quail and grouse. So more of these plucky little birds will be finding their way onto my drawing board. As if it wasn't crowded enough, right? :)