The next thing I wanted to try to bring some life and looseness to what would normally be a static picture. So I took some liberty with the bird's coloring, wasn't so particular with the feathers and added some additional colors and slights foam in the water to make it appear it is a windy day. Actually his unusual spiny feathers are probably mating plumage.
I also wanted to try working colored pencil with pan pastels - so primarily this is a pan pastel picture with some of the detail coming from colored pencils. This was on Art Spectrum sanded paper, and I got to say I really don't get the effect. The colored pencils ended up removing the pastel, ok, maybe my touch was a bit heavy, but ......
Thanks much for stopping by and taking a look.