This project is a fun way to play with depth. The key to creating depth when there are lots of little pieces involved (nests, hair, leaves, etc) is to identify where they bunch up together and then communicate that using values! Values are just the light and dark of the same colors. The bunches of twigs near the bottom of the nest are going to be dark in value. The bunches of twigs near the top will be light in value. Now because there are many layers that build up this nest, there are sections where we can see the bottom bunches and also the tops bunches, as if they are weaving in and out. Make sure you have the full range of value surrounding that nest bottom and you are good to go!
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