Do you recall the doodle that started me thinking about the chicken picture? Well, I realized that it really looked more like a parrot or cockatoo.
So, I did some chicken studies out of a book at work to identify more of their real characteristics.
The character now has more of a real chicken quality. This is a close-up of one of the studies I've been working on to determine some of the colors and compositional elements.
I've still got a little more to iron out, but I think I'll be diving into the final project pretty soon.