I have had a digital art program (Krita-free download) for a while now
but only recently begun to get familiar with the various brushes & effects.
The Kingfisher has mostly been smudged for effect.
Less like an illustration & more like a painting.
Good things take time. The prime of life isnt necessarily where all the good stuff happens, nor is full health necessary to know joy & contentment. God as teacher has lessons for his children so that we may grow & mature in faith.
Teaching strategies these days are begining to appreciate the different ways we can learn & thus mirror God's ways (to a point).
We dont always realise or appreciate God's intrusive wisdom in our lives,
yet He has our best interest at heart, such is His love.