Nothing like two (or more!) unsuccessful works in a row. However, it’s the only way to get into the next phase.
I liked the preliminary pencil sketches but then, right off the bat, hated working with the black gouache. I’ve never liked working with any black out of the tube but the results here were, for the most part, horrific. Anyway, when I took the crows to good light for a photo, I thought I’d make a scene for this posting. After all, her nibs was right there.