Little Owl in progress

I started working on this Little Owl a few days ago. After getting off to a slow start it’s starting to feel like it’s getting somewhere now. As with my previous two pastel drawings, I started drawing on a mid-tone brown paper. Those drawings filled the page, so the paper colour had no bearing on the appearance of the final drawing, and I find a mid-tone paper nicer to work on than white. It was only when I reached the lower part of the owl that I decided on a white background. This drawing is probably around 50% complete so if I can keep up the same rate of progress, I hope to have it finished by the end of the week.