I've been talking about tattoos a lot recently and my friends told me they really wanted one of swallows and magpies. I spent some time today doing some studies. The top 3 are magpies and the bottom 2 are swallows. The first set of swallow drawings are done from actual tattoo designs where as the second are from swallow reference. It's interesting to see how the forms are simplified into a more pleasing design. I really enjoyed having some practice drawing wings and the splaying feathers.