I have survived two months without an artistic block but the time has now come and this block has hit me twice as hard.....the worst bit about it is the fact I have loads to be getting on with.
Unfortunately I can't find it in myself to draw and its not simply something you can force to happen as it comes from the heart.
I believe the reason it happened was after drawing Bluethroats. I had drawn loads of them in my quest to try and get the gape and bill just perfect (in relation to eye and rest of the head) and got so downhearted with not succeeding that I downed tools and gave in!
I' am a big believer in the fact you 'never fail until you stop trying' but something got the better of me this time and I can't bring myself to open my sketchbook!
I sincerely hope I am back uploading on the blog shortly and have begun to believe in myself again
These are the last two drawings/paintings i can show you (along with two I did for the latest Yorkshire Birding Magazine that I can't upload just yet)just before I hit the brick wall
One is of a an unfinished Tawny Pipit at Spurn (a stunning lifer for me that I watched alongside a Curlew Sandpiper..MAGIC) and the others an artistic impression of the White-spotted Bluethroat at Spurn earlier on the year
Hope to Be back Soon. Cheers, Jack