A bird in the hand

Gorilla by Amanda Jane Fletcher

Sometimes an idea will pop fully formed from my mind to the page, but mostly it will take a twisty turny path being moulded along the way by random thoughts and impressions.

This week’s picture is one of those twisty turny ones. I wanted to illustrate a hand, as that’s what I’ve been drawing for the past couple of weeks (thanks to the artistic anatomy class at the Sussex County Arts Club).

Then add a bird. It was the RSPB birdwatch this weekend, though no actual birds came to my garden during my survey as they were probably wondering why I was staring out of the window for an hour.

And season with a gorilla. Et voila! A bird in the hand and the evolution of an image.

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