This is an interesting piece, spawned when an image got lodged in my brain and I had to get it out. I succeeded, and I think this is my best rendering of a human (or at least semi-human) figure, not to mention my best bird rendering. A year later met my dear friend Julie Baker (I'm using her background for this piece), and this piece took on a whole new meaning. I went in and penciled some more details, and then years later, now, I've colored it and I'm slapping it on the web. I think that the unusual high quality of this drawing (I swear I've never drawn like this before or maybe even after) was sort of prophetic to meeting Julie, to whom this drawing is now dedicated.