Ive been working on all sorts recently but mainly on pieces to be published in the forth coming Spurn Nature Review (09) which is due to be printed shortly. Between each piece or whilst I'm taking a break from a piece all i want to do is more art. The following are just things that i did to kill time during my breaks from other work. They may appear to be rushed and that because they were, they just keep me busy whilst I'm working on other more important work. They simply keep my techniques in check and to maintain concentration.
The Red-flanked Bluetail i did in about ten minutes just to get a feel for the species. I am currently working on one for the report and have been struggling at late to achieve the right posture and jizz of this brilliant little bird.
The latter was inspired by a bird that made for a fantastic Autumn on Fair Isle and denotes a 1st Winter Male Blackpoll Warbler that was found in the Plantation by my colleague Simon Davies. Not only was it a day i will never forget but on seeing the faces of everyone grinning from ear to ear after a very wet and windy autumn was simply awesome.