I found the exercise challenging as I haven't drawn in years and I did not excel in drawing years ago. While trying to draw the bird, I noticed how fluffy the birds feathers were and how cute he was. I normally don't have a chance to really look over a bird I see in real life. I found it hard to draw the tree branch he is perched on and make it look realistic. I have a tendency to want to draw either straight lines or smooth curves.
I would love to learn to sketch wildlife as well as the flowers and plants I encounter in my everyday life. I am anticipating having to practice a lot before I get the hang of it. (I'm one of those who is not certain about my ability to draw.) I'm going to give it a go, and like the idea of a nature journal. Thanks!