Hi, my name is Astrid and I'm from Austria. I'm a nature photographer but never did any drawing before. When I took my journal and pencil I first thought: I can't do that - never! But then I just jumped in. In my photography I focus on "the small things" going for macros and patterns in nature so I'm pretty much use to paying attention to details but actually drawing something is a totally different thing again. You really need to pay attention and it forces you to look properly. So this is my first try on a bird and I must say - that's NOT easy! I really had problems with the beak. I'm looking forward to learning how to bring to paper what I see and find even more astonishing things in nature that are worthwhile observing, memorising and recording.