I am totally changing the backdrop for the bird as I didn't like the green grass on the reference photo I took at a sanctuary. As for the scene, I am hoping to capture a serene moment at dusk, depicting the lush grassland that make up part of the bird's native habitat.
This is the first time I am using Pastlemat by Clairefontaine so it will be an interesting exercise. It is very much like very fine sandpaper but I am realising that very different results are achieved depending on the blending method I use.
and tonight's update: