I’ve wanted to paint this red tail hawk for many years but my first attempt didn’t come out so well. I put it aside and other creative pursuits took over for a while. I decided to try again another day. Recently I was rummaging around in my files, came across the photos and was inspired all over again to give it another go. I’m pleased with the overall sketch but it still needs a bit more work before I begin painting. There will be lots of challenges with this one, not least of all the feather details.