From my childhood days when I started painting, famous bird-artist William T. Cooper was my hero. Still now I follow his work in every way. Last two months of 2018 I was busy observing Black-headed Orioles. I made some field sketches, took lots of field notes and obviously took several images of them. I made this composition in a way that Cooper did. At first lots of field sketch, studied head pattern, wing pattern etc and finally made a plate. This is one of them. Still I am working on that.
I wish a very green new year to all of the viewers and members of IndiaWilds.
Sketch made with Coloured wood-pencil unlike Cooper.