Eagle

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, pencil and chalk on toned board

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just overturned a federal ban on hunting with lead ammunition in national parks and wildlife refuges.
Bald eagles are frequent victims of lead poisoning from ammunition, ingesting bullet fragments as they pick at scavenged carcasses. Other scavengers that have been documented as being affected by lead in this manner include golden eagles, hawks, ravens, turkey vultures, the California condor and grizzly bears.

Re-thinking, reworking, crow drawing

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Kneaded gum erasers make life better. They do.

The more I looked at it, the more misgivings I had about this drawing. The hatching was too disconnected from the form, forced and poorly integrated. Having reworked it several times, I’ve decided to move on. Kneaded gum eraser, thanks.