Trying to get the birds out of the way so I don’t get behind again. This one I tried a different approach than usual. Usually I’ll work on an area and pretty much finish it before moving on. This time I tried to plan ahead (crazy!) and work in layers. First I identified my lightest lights (the white part of the wing) and the darkest darks (the tail and black parts of the wing). I then tried to identify 3 mid values (near the eye, the mid part of the body and the edges of the body). Starting with the lightest non-white area I started to build up the picture in layers. It kind of worked although I lost some of the lighter, non-white areas. Pretty happy though.