Using the tips I got from my painting lessons and Sam Nielon's Lighting exercise of a Frog as reference, I made this cute character and played around with him in lighting. I am really pleased with theresult and can't wait ot do more. Lighting really makes your work stand out a lot better. :D
This is my original bird without lighting and shading.
Lighting exercises from different directions.
....and Sam Nielson's picture I used as reference :).