As King Canute once said "the tide abides for, tarrieth for no man, stays no man, tide nor time tarrieth no man" and how true he was.
Recently I have been struggling to balance work with art and returning home after a very busy day and have found it ever increasingly difficult to physically and mentally engage in my on going art projects and outstanding work.
However recently it has been this very routine that has brought about a new method of illustration in me that feels very irrational and rushed but yet feels very pure. Its as if my tiredness is tapping into the subconscious flow of my artistic brain and lines and shapes I create are of undiluted which I am beginning to enjoy. I find that if i concentrate on something too much I easily slip into a grey area where I begin to overwork a piece and do too much to it and begin to dislike the finished result.
On the other hand I may just be so tired that I'm simply talking and producing utter rubbish and apologise in advance if I sound like a nutter.
Anyway here is an Autumn Adult Female Long-tailed Duck that I have recently completed that is intended for the 2009/2010 Fair Isle Bird Report.
I hope to continue to produce some more illustrations in this same technique as the adrenaline rush whilst doing it up to completion is fantastic.