Hi Anna I enlarged the image to 150% because i prefer to work in a larger format, approached the body, separate from the tail in the initial washes because approaching it as a whole proved too difficult with the enlarged size. I could manage the waterflow better this way. I added my own foliage as suggested for fun. Thank you i can't wait to use my new knowledge to create more of my own birds. You are a fantastic teacher, so grateful for your knowledge, thanks for making us better artists!