Color the Bird Yellow

Dry brushing is so satisfying and addictive; the key is to know when to stop. I fear I’ve gone too far with my yellow cockatiel accents on Maverick crest feathers. I’m asking myself if I’m okay with his head being so different from his body? When I don’t have a clear next step, I need to let the piece simmer on my bench for a little bit. Maverick will tell me if he needs anything else before he flys.

Below is a time-lapse of painting Maverick’s crest feathers, cockatiel cheeks, inside mouth, and antique wash on feathers.