I've been freshly inspired by some amazing artwork on the net of late. Four in particular stand out. Check them out (but be prepared to spend a few hours drooling!)
Some of these guys are using a digital tablet and pen to create their masterpieces. After taking a close look at some of their techniques, I was inspired to have another go myself.
A Greater Spotted Eagle.
A close-up of the head. Hoping to learn more!