Oh, thank you for the link to your tutorial, It's very useful !!
When I see how detailed is your owl, I thought you used pencils pastels so I'm very surprised you did it with sticks !!! (I don't know how you call that form )
I have pencils and I can't do so detailed drawings... They never stay sharp more than 2 seconds and that gets me mad !!! I have Pastelmat paper and he's a rebel too...
But I'll try again following your patient method
Your job is awesome