oh and also me...
© jem barratt
this eagle is stressing me out. he looks ok, but i tend to feel disappointed when my sketches don't look exactly like the photos i draw from. to which i am told "THIS is a drawing, THAT is a photo". yeah yeah, thanks mantis...
however, today i drew from the most amazing photography ever: bird by andrew zuckerman. so my level of disappointment is higher than usual. but also i'm so happy just looking at birds so it balances out. seriously buy that book NOW (or at the very least look at the website) because you've never seen photos so clear and detailed and breathtaking.
unless you've seen it already, in which case touche.