I haven't quite got Smew fully out of my system this winter and already spring is jangling away and hard to ignore. So one more shot at trying to capture the sleek bustle and fizz of Smew when they wake-up and slide into the margins to hunt.
It's early days on this one. I still can't bring myself to slow-down and neatly draw in the birds when I start, so this time I thought I would allow myself a first uncontrolled thwack at the background, then crayon in the birds to ses what was happening. Next step is to get some richer paint on, but that will have to wait until later in the week.