I usually draw with a blue col-erase. On this one, I scanned the blue lines straight into Photoshop and desaturated & darkened those lines. Colored in Photoshop, mostly flat colors and textured overlays.
Exactly! I was inspired by the little bird found in Emily Dickinson's "Hope is the Thing With Feathers", They Might Be Giants "Bird House in Your Soul", and the songbird found in Herman Hesse's "Siddhartha".