i love everything about this picture; the strain in the arms and the stretching blood, all that pain, but the equal beauty of the bird and the warmth. It looks like the bird's smiling? beauty and hope, teathered to pain. i don't know if it's the point ur making, but it made me think about friends who self harm. and how it's the nicest people who seem to go threough the most pain but it's also them who are the closest to beauty and warmth.
excelent work. lovely.