Painting The Wood Stork In The Morning Light – The past couple of months I had made some mistakes during the course of trying to paint the wood stork and as a result, this painting has taken a lot longer than previously anticipated. The original pencil drawing for the wood stork was not correctly drawn. I embossed the original pencil drawing onto the finished background / landscape. Then I added a white base coat to help make the top color (orange, yellow and blue) appear brighter. It was when I added the first white base coat, I noticed that the bird I had drawn was more of a seagull than a wood stork.The neck in relation to the body needed to be more like a turkey for this to be accurately drawn.
I re-drew the wood stork and applied another base coat. Then I added the shadow colors and the highlight colors. The shadow colors comprised of white, cyan with a little bit of black and red making it a light blue-ish violet. The light consisted of yellow and white and another color which was a yellowy orange.