The Barn Owl is nearing the final stages now, I just need to go over the piece and finalise the tonal balance and details across the bird. The previous efforts have done into the background, which is now a flat matt black tone. This really emphasises the translucency and brightness of the owls feathers, and the depth of of them too. I’ve also worked up the details and tone of the face disc a bit more, working towards completion. Not long now and it’ll be done.