Expanding on the yellow piece below from last year, I made two more drawings of birds on coloured paper; a blue tit on eggshell blue and a rather angry bullfinch on, well, bullfinch pink, to create a series of 3. I really wanted to show birds 'doing stuff', not just sitting on a branch as they are so often depicted, and enhanced this movement through energetic and confident mark-making.
I also recently drew a series of Schwinn bicycles in pencil crayon whilst eating maynards sports mixture, along with digging out some previously exhibited and much loved paper concertina illustrations of an accordion and a land camera.
This collection of images, along with two digital prints from my recent hometown project, will form the line-up for an upcoming showcase exhibition I am taking part in in London next week with a friend of mine.
I'm a big believer that you can have 'fresh starts' at any time of year; any time of day if you so like, but it is rather nice to have a clean shiny year stretching ahead, like a new sketchbook. And may it be a cracker.