It was the middle of the night and for reasons I cannot explain, I needed to draw a Blue Jay. So I did. I’m not unhappy with this — not because it’s a perfect rendering of the Jay, but because it looks like a Blue Jay. No one who knows even a little bit about birds could fail to see what it is.
Not great art, but absolutely a Blue Jay. I never get the eyes quite right. Also, the bird isn’t pudgy, but he has a very deep layer of feathers. Like most other animals who winter in the cold. They grow more fur, more feathers, more body fat. You can really see the difference if you have time to look carefully.
That was “it” for the day. I try to do at least one drawing or painting every day so I don’t let the course be forgotten, but some days, I’m just too tired by the end of the day to do anything. I suspect this is going to one of those days.