My favorite part of the coloring is the feathered body. I did the base white of the body using the watercolor brush in Photoshop. I then did the shadows using a pastel brush in Photoshop. In real life, watercolor and pastels do not mix very well. LOL. ^\/^.
I was thinking of doing highlights with the shadows, but I realized that if I did that, that the surface would seem as slick and / or shiny as the sword. Normally clothing, feathers and a beak are not as shiny as a metal sword, so I did only shadows on much of the figure with a metal like shadowing and highlight on the blade of the sword. LOL. ^\/^.