For this excersize I chose the owl.
I love the ears and the expression. On the pictures I found they all look kind of confused or surprized.
Here are some basic sketches.
Then some sketches of the details.
Finding the right position was harder then I thought. On the pictures I found the owls are either in flight or standing with its wings tucked away. Here are some sketches.
I went for the downmost sketch. It made me think of a dreamy poet, lost in the world of its own poetry, not aware of the rest of the world around him.
As Judy pointed out, the sleeves looked a bit flat, so I added some more shading.