I love painting animals. It hasn’t been my focus persay, but I really do enjoy it. I found an illustrator today, Evan Barbour, today who does beautiful animal illustrations. His birds are phenomenal! About those blue jays… =) He says he started with watercolors but has since introduced other materials as his technique has evolved. You can see his website here: http://evanbarbour.com/
His website is also an inspiration. It’s always good to see websites that really work just as well as the art.