Yellow Cheeked Tit, Stage 2

Yellow Cheeked Tit (Chinese Spontaneous Style)

Yellow Cheeked Tit (Chinese Spontaneous Style)

My homework for Chinese painting class this week was to transfer the initial painting of the Yellow Cheeked Tit we started last week onto rice paper, in colour. As usual I’m a little bit late with this but it’s looking good so far…

Based on our reference image I think the breast should be a little bit more yellow and it’s looking a bit stiff as well, but hopefully adding the branch and blossom for him to stand on tomorrow will help to soften the overall effect. I need to make sure the speckled feathers on his neck become more random and natural looking as well – they’re suspiciously leopard like so far, or even a bit like a bad case of measles!