I knew this woodcock was going to be a challenge. I combined two different photos (both from the Morguefile archive). And there are so many bars on the feathers and so many layers of feathers!
But hey! What's fun is it always choosing something you feel comfortable with? I'm not entirely happy with my finished bird, but I did better than I thought I would. Hopefully after 52 weeks of bird painting, I'll be able to retry this with more success. That's the whole point of doing the 52 weeks.
This bird was done in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.