This regal fellow is sitting on a reverse painted tree. The background was created by using Citra Solv treated magazine pages as the background, then painting where the tree is not, then adding the cardinal.
Here was my model… thanks to my friend Connie for supplying the photo!
As you can see, I added a crown… just because I was feeling the whimsy!
Some shading, and splatters of snow finish up the piece!