Little process. Done over 2 nights, oil on mat board. I normally mix color as I go.
The beginner principle is extremely true for birds too; far too many people get a big bird like a 'too or a macaw and are unable to cope with such huge, high-demand animals ('toos ESPECIALLY) and that's how we end up with miserable, self-mutilating pass-the-parcel birbs. Starting off with a budgie or a 'tiel is a great way to see if birds are for you, before moving to conures and bigger. Same with reptiles. I have 'tiels and I KNOW I couldn't handle a 'too or anything bigger than a caique.