As an avid birder, the challenge is getting the right proportions on a bird I know very well. I am keen to learn to illustrate what I see rather than what I know to be true from lots of experience observing. I have a long way to go, excited for this challenge.
As I am new to sketching and painting, I know that I will depend on words and reflections often in my journal. But I would like to get to the point where I can illustrate the same things I might write about in pictures, colors, shapes, etc. but I think I will always incorporate thoughts and reflections in writing as a complement to pictures.