Drawing set to multiply, ground to a mid range sepia-ish, the outer frame will be clipped off in press. This 'brown' will ultimately get painted over but bits of it will show though and it gives an "earthy" kind of feel.
Ruff in some color for the frame. This is fun, I love to mess with color and this sort of thing is just like real pastels...without the multicolored snot when I blow my nose later. Some people like that I suppose.
Blue sky here. The sepia sky is coming, but I wanted to get this version out of my head. 'Beak is making progress here, starting to feel solid and believable. Even though eagles' beaks are razor sharp they are surprisingly translucent. Water is laid in at this point as well. so, how's the first bite? A little under cooked I'd say.
I had erased into the head as it was too white. So I worked back in with very light blues. Adding lavenders and violets to the pop the beak out. Oranges, magentas and yellows rim the sunlight edge. Looks like and eagle, or at least a bird. I know because I asked my daughter and she said, "it's a white birdie". So there.
Trees, mountains and reflections, oh my! I was pleased with the progress of the reflection on the lake. So far the flavor is building. At this point, I start disliking what I have so far but this is tasting pretty good now. Gonna go stir and let it simmer a bit. Stay tuned.