Sometimes the piece simply won't cooperate. At that point, there's nothing to be done but let the tools take over: in this case, a Pigma Brush Pen that was almost out of ink, and my pan watercolors. And I couldn't resist going in with an .01 Pigma pen, just around the heads, feet, and a few feathers.
This is what I call "messy art", and I scorn it in others, but sometimes that's all that's going to happen for now.
Tomorrow's another day...