Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils on Bristol Paper by Daler Rowney.
Reference by Sally Robertson for the Colored Pencil Magazine monthly challenge.
WHY IT WON: We couldn’t believe how real this image looks. The beak is outstanding as is the three dimensional quality, you can really feel the slight distance from the head to the tail feathers. We know how difficult those feathers can be and you executed them beautifully with a depth and softness that makes them truly believable. We also had to note the areas around the eye and how you successfully captured those fine details that we know must have taken a lot of time. Bravo! – Colored Pencil Magazine