Late last Spring, I’d see the same robin every morning while walking to my car to go to work. It had what looked like a little mohawk on its head, and in its mouth was always a worm. One morning I brought my camera and took some pictures of the robin, which this drawing is loosely based on. It even made me late for work one morning, when I got caught up watching it work its magic, using some kind of slight digging motion in a particular spot underneath a tree, to catch its daily breakfast. This robin seemed to know where all the action was at, and probably was a good provider to its young, though I never did watch long enough to see if it had hatchlings or a nest.
*made for the Illustration Friday topic, "breakfast", watercolors and Pigma Micron pens in A4 Moleskine sketchbook, 7/2010