Lately I have been drawing and painting lots of birds. I love that their shapes are fairly simple but the colours and variety make them challenging and interesting. I can highly recommend the Craftsy class “Drawing Birds in Brush and Ink“, it is packed with information about bird anatomy, feathers, rendering in pencil and ink. Superb resource if you want to get into bird illustration, especially highly detailed ones. I’ve been doing mine more loosely in watercolour but am totally hooked.