This is the work until now, more retouch on every parts...
now i´ll do the eyes, the gemstone (lapislazuli i choose), and the owl.
i do the usual steps on the gemstone, first base color followed by the lights and shadows, all blues as you can see.
After do this, i do the white marks with some grey blue very similar to white.
The gold spots are with non metalics. Later i´ll put gloss varnish on the gemstone.
I want a special feeling on the glance. Mix of melancholy, sadness and strength.I choose blue to complement the gemstone, and to have a hard contrast on the face.
I forgot to take pictures of the top, so this is the whole wip, failing of final pictures.
Hope you like it , i hope your comments and tips.