Black Bird 2
pastel on paper
Photo reference by Dorothea Schulz, aka theodorablau on WetCanvas. She posted the photo to my other black bird and I had to have a go at this pose. Nothing like the first one, very fascinating in terms of anatomy. I used Henri Roche' pastels, a friend gave me a few precious nubbins of those so I was working with a limited palette and full range of values.