I almost wimped out this month, but Laura at Create Art Everyday is such a lovely and enthusiastic blogger that somehow I worked up some motivation this afternoon. Matthias at Wildlife Weeks posted a beautiful picture of a male house sparrow yesterday and I thought I would draw that bird. However, I couldn’t see his legs and I really wanted to draw some legs. So I googled house sparrows and looked at legs. And in the end, I picked a photograph of a house sparrow by Greg Lasley (the second image in the slideshow here).
I drew a grid, so I got the proportions right. But boy is shading hard! I didn’t quite have the patience to get feathery feathers. Also, I think my sparrow may be kneading dough.