Fantastic drawing, the amount of detail you put in this is amazing. It's easy to 'overwork' a drawing or painting by trying to put in too much detail, but it totally works here. I especially love those dark-streaked feathers of the head. How did you manage to keep those very fine white feather strands visible over the darker wing feathers? Simply avoid colouring in the white, or erasing it later on with some very fine eraser?
thanks and sorry for late reply,ive been in Botswana for the last two weeks with no internet.the white bits are created by indenting the paper to create grooves before applying graphite over the top leaving clean white lines
i'm guessing your'e referring to the wispy featheredges? i use an old set of knitting needles to indent lines in the paper that stay clean when graphite is applied over the indented lines.the best and most obvious usage is for things like big cat whiskers when i want a clean white line for the whisker