This is still one of my favorites. I love the placement of this bird smack dab in the center of the drawing, but with the background and curls, it really doesn't feel like a sore thumb or I should say, feels real natural there. I love the blues and purples used, and especially the orange for contrast! Very beautiful piece!
I became familiar with these guys during the past winter spent in southwest Alberta, they make the most incredible range of noises! I was constantly looking around to find the 'new' bird that was making a noise I hadn't heard, only to see a Steller's jay peering down at me. They're really bold too, and allowed me to get some great photos at the feeder I set up.