So, I really wish I could draw. My mother was a very good artist, as I've mentioned before, and it bugs the hell out of me that I can't pick up a pencil and render a recognizable drawing of whatever. I was cruising thru the ATCs made for a hand drawn bird themed swap and saw some whimsical fantasy birds that cracked me up. I studied them for a bit, then got out the black marker and gave it a shot.
The results are... not too bad. By the third one, I was starting to feel like maybe my problem had been trying to draw something realistic and that maybe I actually have the heart of an impressionist. <I can hear you snickering...>
Anyway, I'm pleased with these, prolly more than I should be, given that most 6th graders could crank out something similar, but for me, it's a definite start.