After drawing several creatures of the sea, I thought I might try a few of the sky… This one is a “doctor bird”. I wonder what this little guy is looking so askance at!
I hope you like the new style. I’ve started using a Chinese brush (digital of course) and the effect is quite pleasant I think!
UPDATE: New from Tom in the comments a hilarious poetic response to the image!
It’s awfully high up on this branch!
You too, you too, would look askance
if you’d landed way up here
then realized you have a fear
I think that I’ll just take a breath
forget the plunge of certain death
that awaits beneath these things
upon my back: could they be wings?
Of course! Now I remember what
they are, I am. I just forgot!
Some days I drive myself insane
I’m such a silly goose bird-brain!
You see the problem is my tail,
it’s huge and elegant: I sail
through the skies so gracefully
but my brain’s distastefully
So now and then I do forget
just who I am or why I’m wet
when I flutter in a bath
but I look gorgeous on the path
Copyright (C) 2010 Tom Radcliffe
image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer