How drawing birds changes the way you see them

Throughout the Summer Birding Project, we have been encouraging new birders to try different methods of birdwatching. Drawing is one way to deepen your observational skills.

We asked master illustrator, David Sibley, to share tips on how to paint, and invited readers to share their attempts. Below is a selection of what you sent us, along with insights on how it can change your birding experience.

Tell us in the comments: Have you tried drawing? Have you changed the way you watch birds?