Nightingale Charcoal Stage Complete

On reviewing my work goals at the end of last year, it turns out I set myself to complete my animal series by August.  Yikes!  It is do-able though I still do have a good number of animals to complete.  I decided to do another one a little larger so this proper nightingale is going to be 11″ x 14″.  As in keeping with my technique, I’m working charcoal on gessoed canvas, sealing it with spray fixative and then coming back in with white colored pencil to push a few places a little lighter and add in a bit more detail.  Since I’m in the groove, I’m considering completing the final animal digital mock-ups and charcoals all at once and then trying to get them painted at the same time.  We’ll see how that goes.  Hopefully it will speed up the work flow a bit and I can still have some time to write.


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