|Stage 1, laying on background color and texture, leaving rough bird outline.|
|Stage 2, making the basic shape of the bird.|
|Stage 3, roughing in some feathers and face.|
|Stage 4, adding highlights and body beginning to take shape.|
|Stage 5, nearing completion. Photographed in bad light, waiting for touch up in daytime.|
Here’s the finished barn owl, perched and ready to hunt. 8×10″ acrylic. I thought it would be fun to show the steps in the process.