I've been practicing for a project, putting a magpie on the head of my banjo. I traced this guy onto tracing paper and filled them in. The colored one was an idea, and while very pretty, it just doesn't have that banjo vibe I was looking for. The realistic one is best, I think, from far away it almost looks like the photographed I traced it off of. I drew that with a combination of illustrating pens, with India ink, and brush-tipped markers by Prismacolor. I'll be trying one more with only the markers, and see how the shading goes.
I'll be sure to share the finished banjo when it's done, whenever that is.