I tried another comparison that looked at different stages of development of an Amaryllis over time. I used to study Goethean Science which uses drawing to understand the dynamic form of natural organisms, so it was fun to draw on those old skills.
I really like the comparison lesson. It's amazing how toggling back and forth between two leaves reveals things you wouldn't notice were you drawing them individually. I'm still overworking the medium to try and get the colors and values correct, but hope I'll improve over time.
It was more difficult than I thought it would be to capture the posture of the little bird and I was a bit confused as to what details to add. I am really enjoying working with the watercolor pen but it will take a while to master. Right now I'm overworking the color and want to try experimenting with some other techniques.