building new castles every day

a bird tutorial

In Learnings on August 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I wish I could fly.

How about you?

If I could be any dinosaur, I would be a pterodactyl. Those were sure fun to draw back in elementary school, with their claws and webbed wings.

But I couldn’t tell you what bird I would want to be. Until last night. When I was introduced to golden eagles.

Forget that balding one. And forget speedy falcons. For its size, for its auburn feathers, for the way it glides like the Wicked Witch of West’s monkeys descending upon its prey — this one is a beauty.

I mean, what animal picks off mountain goats for lunch? Smart, efficient eagles, that’s what. And I’m all for efficiency!

Such effective accompanying music:


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