Pouring Technique, and how to create texture
This is the finished painting, Raven and Mandala. I rotated the canvas, stared at it until I saw the head and body of a raven, which I developed. I left some of the light abstract markings on the bird, so that it would appear somewhat magical and abstract. I used a stencil to add the mandala pattern, and then subdued it by glazing over it, to make it blend in with the background.