Everyone's racing to fill up their throats.*
First, as far as accuracy goes, the suckers are badly depicted swallows, but I was more focused on technique than anything. There's bits cropped off, as well as lost fluffy detail in the lowerleft blackness (argh). Otherwise, holy crap, the learning curve here is humongous. PlusIt's obnoxious to only be able to work on something a single hour every day.
24"x26" Oil on canvas, taking up most of February.
[*See "The Collector" by NIN]