Birds & Books Illustration

I started this illustration based a vision I had of a group of birds reading and surrounded by books. This lead me to an idea of putting the birds into a library. I pictured them at different levels. 

I started by just drawing some of the birds with the books and then I started to draw in the library stairs and shelves around them.

I then started drawing up the details in pen. I really like how it is going. The next step is to add more details and to add some colour to the illustration. 

I am intrigued to see how the illustration will turn out.