I've been playing around with ballpoint pens lately, I really like the look they have to a somewhat finished piece. They're easy to work with, kind of fun, and it's great practice to use a tool that you can't correct. I wanted to do a study on humanoids and feathers so what better subject than a harpy? Now, before anyone starts screaming about them being ugly female hag...bird things, creatures of mythology are great fun to re-invent so to speak. I like to picture harpy as just human-like bird creatures. No more evil or good than anything else.