I counted my post and I've already posted enough (I think), but I feel bad about the bird homework and wanted to post some bonus sketches that I did one Saturday earlier on, at around Halloween. I figure it can't hurt!
Drawing some models and a student during Tardino's "Art Explorer Post"
This was one of the decorations on the food table at the halloween party the high school kids had.
I found this cool video of birds accidentally colliding over a piece of food. That's what the two top and the bottom left one are from. The lower middle and right ones are from a slow motion hummingbird. I found this very interesting, as the wings appear to twist as they flap, in the way that bees do. It's part of the secret of how they generate enough lift with the size of their wings.
Here are some starlings taking off (great video), though the lower right corner one is an eagle-- I had no idea their legs were THAT long!
The two on the left of this image are two roosters fighting (no this isn't one of those illegal mediated fights, they just did it on their own. Obnoxious video though.) The one on the right is another eagle.
Big thanks for setting this up! I don't have a whole lot of experience sketching foliage, but I do enjoy it. It was also nice to do something a little more illustration-esque (see the little figure down in the lower right?).
There's something kind of "old" looking about it though, but I know that's not a "bad" thing...