While in the Heights yesterday, I did this quick sketch of a bird. Avian anatomy is so hard since the feathers hide most of the limbs and joints, but its fun to try and work it out.
While at the MSquared Gallery it was suggested that my bird looked like some kind of weird baby bird. That discussion led to the below:
The idea that the baby bird has feathered wings, and may be capable of flight, but isn't really ready for it. The cross came out of the pose.