This is the model for my next project-the Delaware Blue Hen Chicken. A naming anomaly exists with this bird as the label refers to the species as a whole-roosters and hens. I hope I can do it justice. It won't be easy. It will be a more complex drawing than my first two attempts. I don't think I will have a problem with the colors, however. They are mostly darker hues which are easier to duplicate. I have found that the lighter duller hues are much more of a problem.
I know little about Delaware, except the usual stuff. It was the first state of the union. It is the nation's second smallest state in area with only three counties. I also learned in business class that it has or had extremely liberal incorporation laws and a lot of companies had their headquarters there. I also know that Delaware has a lot of wetland area. It sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. It also sits at the mouth of the Delaware River where it empties into the Atlantic. I am assuming, as a result, that there is a rich diversity of bird species in that area. Therefore, I am bit curious as to why the citizens of Delaware chose a domestic chicken to represent their state. That is really none of business though. I just hope I can do a good job with the drawing and other elements of the project. I am currently working on another project. It will be quite awhile before this one is done.