Ok here we are after 4 hours (we would have kept going but N. had another appointment). All the black is completely done, now we just have to go for some color. Originally I wanted to go with red, orange and yellow, but N. said that would detract from the whole image due to too much going on. She said it would look great with just red, but after giving it some thought I am going to see if we can do red at the bottom and slowly fade into orange  for the wings. That might look nice (I think). I will, of course, defer to the Maestro. 


** Click on the image to enlarge it and please excuse the whiteness of my non beach seeing old man arms **