Parrot On a Branch (Watercolor and pencil in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8").
I took a picture of this heavily opinionated bird at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Templeton. This sketch is based on that photo.
I decided to render the branch and add a background. I painted this in a Moleskine sketchbook and while it does reasonably well with various mediums, there's a point in time where the paper just gives up. That's the sign to stop.
Watercolor, acrylic ink, walnut ink, gouache, colored pencils, and ball-point pen....