Bird of the Year

Perhaps you didn't believe me before about the chicken/sketch issue... It's not actually limited to chickens. Birds in general actually. Often ill-proportioned. In fact a few months ago I resolved to give in to my chicken/bird urges and work on a book dummy based entirely on birds. More to come on that later.
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This sketch is another little lost soul. I feel like I don't hear mourning doves in New Hampshire as much as I did growing up in Massachusetts. And just now I learned that they're actually 'mourning', not 'morning' as I penciled in.