With a very wet brush, blue and black pigment
was applied on the board. Coarse sea salt was sprinkled
on the wet surface, creating a lighting effect as it dried.
It was a "big black shape" before it transformed
into the bird. Black, white and brown conte crayons
added accents. Finished with a pencil for fine lines,
then scanned and a little more work on Photoshop.
A starting point for more experimentation.
Thanks for looking.