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Week 5 (19 March 2014)
On this next installment of the Sandpipers I haven't done as much as I would have liked but I have managed to finish the second sandpiper and get about half of the final sandpiper in. What's left on this one is the other wing, which has most of the dark colors. I'm hoping to finish this bird today and then start on more of the sea foam toward the back and the seaweed. I used mostlly french greys on the underwing with a bit of black on the wing tips. Same goes for the side of the body away from the sunlight. Also used a bit of blue violet lake on shaded body side. May need to darken the body side a bit. what do you think? The bill, legs and eye were done with verithin black and 90% french grey. Burnt umber, raw umber and ginger root used on the head. That still needs a bit more work. I'm anxious to get the other wing in because it has darker values and I think will make this bird stand out more.
I'm doing the birds, sea foam and seaweed in colored pencil and the background in water color. I'm using Prismacolor and Faber Castell colored pencils.