After coloring the bird, I used one of Painter's Bleach Splatter brushes to make some spots on the bird's feathers (see detail below). After that I used Painter's Real Watercolor Scratch brush to draw some snowflakes over some of the bleach spots (detail below). I decided to leave the background white to further enhance the feeling of a bird on a snowy day.
|digital pencil sketch|
|detail of the bleach spots created with the Bleach Splatter Brush|
|Snowflakes drawn with Painter's Real Watercolor Scratch Brush|