Kookaburra drawing

Coloured pencil and smooth pastels on paper.
Any thoughts appreciated :slight_smile:

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I like it, looks very nice. what kid of bird is it?

Hi Jim,
it is a Kookaburra (Australian bird).

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Ah, do we love this jolly laughing bird here in Australia! Nice work Janie! Nice background and foliage, and you have got him sitting very comfortably on that branch. The only thing I would like to have seen is less solid detailing with the blue feathers. Somehow, at the moment, they seem to resemble the scales of a fish instead of feathers. Are these feathers so solid, or are they fluffier?

Thanks Biddy. I went with my photo reference and did the best I could. Maybe you have any advice how to make them seem fluffier next time? :slight_smile: