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In this lesson, we continued with our colours over the top of the head, the two "ears" and down behind the eye. It is a slow, tedious procedure but worth the effort. Always paint in the direction of the feather growth alternating between your darks and lights. With the ear at the back, give it a more muted colour (add purple to your mix) so that it blends into the sky - this will push that ear behind the head. For those fine lines, add some liquin to your mix and flick the feathers out with a very light touch. Make sure there are plenty of darks here and there to separate the feathers and create depth.