Hi everyone, Ive just had my computer fixed after numerous problems that prevented me from blogging but I am happy to say I'm back in Black(and white as it happens). As ever I am immensely grateful indeed to everyone who had the patience to continue to follow my blog and provide that character building support that I vastly appreciate time and time again.
The following works are pieces I have been working on here and there when I can find the time between work. Ideally I would love to be doing art full time but given the ever worsening economic climate that seems to be far out of reach.
However my love for birding and bird art remains as strong as ever and hope you can begin to enjoy the blog again after my short absence.
The Semipalmated Sandpiper Illustration is one I recently finished for Yorkshire Birding Magazine and the others are for the 2009 York Ornithological Club Report which I have had the fortune to Illustrate for the first time along some cracking artists.
At present I am working on some pending commissions and the 2011 Spurn Nature Review in which I have been given the artist review section in the centre of the report which I am very excited about.
Winter Plumage Red-necked Grebe
(or should I say Pacific/Black-throated Diver) messed the head shape up a little bit on this bird but always a pleasure to draw
Not my favourite illustration ever
Pink-Footed Geese over York Minster
Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (Beacon Ponds/Easington Autumn 2011)
Don't ask what happened to its back end, these birds can adopt some crazy postures at times, I was pleased with the primary projection but not the mantle/tertials