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Using the same technique, I worked my way around the chest and back up behind the face. I first used a No.6 brush to brush in the darks and oranges, then swapped to the No.1 fine brush with a bit of liquin and lightly stroked in the creamy highlights. Whilst I had my colours on the palette, I darkened areas that needed to be darker for more depth and picked out some feathers that needed that extra flick of highlight. I used a blue highlight and purple dark for the edges of the bird and feathered this off into the background colours for a soft feathery edge. All it needs now is a signature!