I drew my circle and flower on some scrap paper then cut it into quarters; I didn't glue the two pieces to my w/c paper but taped the pieces onto some copy paper:
With tracing paper over top, I "found" the bird:
|He was there all along.|
I transferred my drawing onto the prepped paper and masked the bird with painter's tape. Then I brought out the oil pastels and began applying color. I also used pastels, colored pencil and graphite.
Bird in blue and I think he's found something:
It was a beautiful spring day and outside my studio all kinds of birds were singing. I enjoyed working along to their beautiful calls.