I drew this last year. I sketched in ink and blotted out to create textures before putting the colours on top.
I had seen the eagles as I drove along the main highway through Menorca. I came off the road and followed as best I could, finding myself on the edge of a residential area. A long way off was a dip in the land surmounted by a wood. There was clearly a group of eagles feeding on something in the dip. Most easily seen was this one that settled in a tree. I wasn’t set up to digiscope so took some patchy photographs, balancing a camera against the telescope’s eyepiece, and drew this as soon as I could afterwards. The digital version has rather deeper tones than the original.
This is a much simpler sketch than my more recent attempt posted this week https://kestrelart.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/woodland/. Following some very helpful comments, I am thinking of returning to that sketch building with glazes constructed in simpler blocks, without the busy lines.