A watercolor to go with an English project. :3 It wasn't relevant to the book I was studying, but I chose a western tanager because they've always fascinated me and I remembered how excited I was a few years ago when I caught a short glimpse of a real one.
I still don't really know how to get a lot of light/dark contrast on watercolor though. No matter how little water I used, it still seemed like the colors on the bird or the leaves wouldn't go any darker than this. e.e Do I just need to let the lower layer dry for a REALLY long time or am I missing something else?