I interviewed illustrator Matt Sewell and dug into bird guides for Kaufmann Mercantile. Hope it interests.
Before now I had not heard of 19thC English poet John Clare. My loss, fantastic stuff. Clare was incredibly prolific, being said to write as he was walking even. His first published work Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820) was a best seller.
As a side note, it’s always instructive to know which tools an artist uses; Matt draws in a Seawhites of Brighton hard A4 sketchpad. With a Pilot V7 black ink pen.