morphing bird heads with figures

I started a larger painting this weekend. The concept has been floating around in my head and on a few pages in my sketchbooks, but has yet to evolve into a painting until now. Several people have encouraged me to continue and develop this idea of morphing bird heads with figures for some time.

I’m attaching the sketch, the canvas drawing, and the start of the under-painting. I’m excited to work through this piece.

Here’s an update of the progress on this painting. I look forward to hearing your feedback. Thanks.