20 March 2006

Screaming Piha

Spurned on by a desire to create content for this new blog, I worked on the first sketches for my new painting, a Screaming Piha in full 'scream'. Here is the initial sketch of my bird. I still need to work out some details on the rectrices and try to find a resource for looking at the tongue morphology in cotingids. I will have to try and find a fluid preserved specimen and rope someone into photographing it for me. Next step though will be to work out the overall composition.

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