I hesitate to post this piece only because it's not actually fanart, per se...
The assignment was to do a pen-and-ink drawing incorporating the elements of man, pet, and machine. Obsessed as I am, and always looking for opportunities to ... er, "make my assignments fun", I asked if it was allowed to combine any two of those three elements. To my surprise, it was! And I knew I wanted to do something with a bird.
I suppose I should also say that this was in many ways inspired by ravenwoodiii's series of fics posted a while ago.
To that end:
(warning, it's kind of big.)
And now I scurry away to bed, just a little embarrassed. ^^;;