This wonderful crow, a common crow of Florida, posed for me the other morning and these are the two poses I selected to paint. What a ham! I love her.
Both portraits were executed using Derwent Inktense water soluble pencils on 9 x 12 inch water color paper with the lightest touch of Winsor Newton water mixable white paint. In the portrait on the left I used China Black and on the other I used India Black. The China Black has a blue cast and the portrait on the right has a brown cast. I used only three pencils, China or India black, willow and white. In spite of the fact that I have many colors to choose from I generally choose a limited palette.