A bird’s sense of touch is generally concentrated in its un-feathered areas like its beaks and feet. Birds have a sense of taste as well, though it is not as extensive as in humans. I drew this directly in ink without a pencil pre-drawing. Black ink and paint pen on paper, 6″x6″.
More work on Larry the Llama: white fluff everywhere, deeper pink in background, clearer edges on tooth, deeper color in eyes. Ink and Inktense on cotton hotpress paper, 8″x8″.