While waiting the bus I literally used the whole time to looking at snow and trees and light dimensions and trying to figure out how to draw them. Also this is the view I saw from the bus stop, like the title says, maybe not perfectly done but close enough. ^^ This was kind of good practice, I recommend to everyone who wants to learn stuff.
This is an illustration for my professor's article about the Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis), a beautiful wader similar to Whimbrel. It used to form huge flocks, but nowadays, you won't see them anymore. In fact, you won't see even a single bird. It was hunted down and the curlew was last seen several decades ago (There's even a movie about this species! It's called The Last of the Curlews). That's why no decent photos with many details exist, mostly just photos of taxidermied individuals. Due to that I had some trouble finding all the characteristics I needed, so I spent several hours just searching for photos, pictures and descriptions. This picture is as accurate as I could make it. Hope you'll like it
This time I was saving the picture in the process, so if you're interested, you can watch the animation here: