This is a rough sketch of my concept for the project. It is of a chicken off by itself looking up at a flock of birds flying south. In the background are other chickens huddled together doing normal chicken stuff like pecking for food. The idea is of wanting something that you feel you were made for, destined for, but for whatever reason it is impossible. In the case of the chicken, he/she wants the limitless freedom of flight but is physically unable. I always thought it was so peculiar and ironic that chickens and penguins can not fly, at least with penguins they can fly in the water. The sketch is so rough because I have not yet decided the best means of rendering the image, more cartoonish, realistic or stylized. I know I want it to be done with a lushous palate and the medium will probably be mixed with water colors, acrylic, and color pencils. What do you guys think? The theme of the desire for flight reminds me of two movies that I loved as a child, Chicken Run and Opus and Bill in A Wish For Wings That Work.