Society of Animal Artists 2017 Art and the Animal
I dont look at a bird such as the Eurasian Black vulture as being ugly, or the usual imagery one has in mind when hearing the word "vulture". I've done pieces before on this bird, also known as the Cinereous vulture, and they strike me as a noble, almost royal-looking bird. The bold values of the lighting's effect compelled me to paint it. I used a limited palette in amber/gold lighting to enhance that "Royal" effect.