Dusky Lorys. the last time I attempted highly colored birds it was less than successful. In fact come to think of it there have been multiple terrible attempts.
For instance :
and let’s not forget
In comparison the dusky lorys came out pretty well.
In contrast there was also a blue heron – a little more subdued.
finally for a bonus bird I dashed off a quick lesser bird of paradise. This is done in a 5×7 sketchbook with a waterbrush and pans.