I worked on the bird with colour pencils and watercolour and drew the landscape I wanted for the project in pencil.
First the background of the area I am going to work on is painted (hill on the right). It takes two coats of paint (poster paint).
The next step is the shading that you can see on the hills.
Finally the details are painted area by area.
The background landscape is painted before working on the bird.
Details are added on the hills too.
It is sometimes difficult to know when to stop because there are always details that you can add to a miniature!
This is the final project for a card as I will have it published.
After scanning my painting on Photoshop, I have worked on contrast, vibrancy and colour balance.
All in all, this represents about 30 hours of work.