Pleased with gains, really pleased. Feel good about proportions, layering, details, and ability to provide context/setting. Still not able to capture gesture of head partly turned toward observer. First sketch was 53 days ago (preCovid shelter-in-place), and I’ve had lots of time every day to work on exercises. Thanks for the good instructions.
Body was sort of not difficult. I struggle with proportions. It’s head looks big and heavy, though it’s a lithe looking bird.
i wouldn’t have noticed how thin and stripped the wing feathers are as they lay against the body.