This drawing is based on a true story. I was laying out in my backyard one afternoon sketching under a tree. I left to use the little ladies room, and when I returned there was a pair of crows hopping about and playing with my art supplies. While it wasn't as big a mess in the drawing, they did leave little feet prints
When I lived in Hamilton, ON, I spent a great deal of time walking and jogging through the Hamilton Cemetery, day or night. At night, the parish house was often lit up, and especially spooky on Halloween. I took a few photos and turned the effect into an ink drawing.
When visiting the San Diego Zoo, I happened upon a Red Panda named Charles, who was napping in a tree with his tongue out flapping gently in the breeze. (I also got video.) It was too adorable to pass up and thus, Charles was immortalized in Pen & Ink.