Perhaps its my mood or something, but i'm getting slightly bored and a bit annoyed with this bird study, so it's starting to feel a bit like work, unpaid work at that! These two pic's will illustrate how far i've got in the last few days:
That's right, not very far.. So i'm gonna look for something else to draw.
Thanks to Nick http://du1l.deviantart.com/ for putting me on to a guy called Frank Reilly, i'm looking at his method at the moment : http://www.dhfa.net/Artiststatement2.html
Not sure if i can follow a lot of it tho, i remember as a teenager buying books along the lines of 'How To Draw Amazing Comic Book Characters In 7 Days!!' and they would seperate the body into balls and rectangles and things like that, i could never follow it. Tho i really like his ideas on light and planes and shadows and so forth, so i'm gonna do my best to understand them. Wish me luck!