I was happy to be drawing from an image that wasn't moving about, changing positions. I sketched with a #2 pencil and did not add color. Might not have noticed leg color and toes without sketching. Had trouble with the slight tilt of the head. Definitely flatter than it should be. Transition from wing to back was challenging.
In my retirement I have become a potter, and I also enjoy felting. I would like to become better at drawing and painting so that I can use my artwork on my pottery pieces and on 2-d felting pieces. I have long enjoyed studying nature; it inspires my work. I have gotten journals in the past, started them, then set them aside. Also got watercolors several years back, but succumbed to the fear of the blank page. I am looking forward to this new-to-me way of exploring the natural world, and to actually using some of the supplies that have accumulated in my home.