The bird on the left was my first attempt. Following a little critique and given another week, I managed to finish off the other two birds on the right. So there's something of a before and after quality going on here. I think I might be showing a little improvement. A lot of practice is still required, though.
White prismacolor pencil on black maidstone paper.
Drawn from a reference photo found on Overclocked365's blog. Awesome photos there. Check 'em out.