Second go at the evening grosbeak. Teetering on the edge of over fiddling but managed to put the brush down. Much happier with this one.
Woo! Now this was pretty much a pleasure from start to finish and I think he's rather handsome. Not to say there weren't bumps in the road though. The drawing was unusually tricky and the branch gave me a bit of trouble but it was all worth it.
January 1st and a resolution to paint (or at the very least put brush to paper) every day. Day 1 is a small (8x10) evening grosbeak. Glad I got him done at least.