Ball of Fluff – 2013 – Coloured Pencil – click for full view on site!

You may have noticed that birds (and their relative degree of fluffiness) please(s) me greatly.

One of the better parts of my new personal site design is that there’s a section for things like this. Things that don’t quite make the cut but are still pretty decent. That said, I’ve had a positive reception about this piece from those who’ve seen it. So maybe it’s just me that doesn’t know what they want. Which, to be entirely honest, wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. So with the realisation that this section of the site exists, the fact that I sort of like it, and that other people seem to like it- here, have this.

This was another piece I approached with the seldom used Faber Castell Polychromos.

It is actually those which have left me in a state of constant indecision regarding this piece. I took a different approach to make this bird appear extra fluffy, but that didn’t really work out as I had anticipated it would. On the other hand- it does have quite a unique quality to it. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing remains to be seen.
This is also reinforces what I’ve felt about creative topics (as a whole) for some time. You can’t always get what you want- but, if you try, sometimes you find you get what you need. No, not that. Though it is a slightly apt reference to The Rolling Stones. It’s that you never really know how other people are going to receive your work. Sometimes you’ll find that the things you think aren’t particularly good are better received than those you feel are. It could be the opposite, too. There really is no way to tell.

Which is why I think it’s important to do what you do because you love doing it.

How a piece is received is definitely important. But it should not be a deciding factor in what you choose to do, as, again, there really is no way to tell how others will react to it. I’m not even sure what made the people who saw this be so happy with it. That’s okay, though. It’s one of the great mysteries of the universe. Like why some people dislike cats.

Have a great Monday, all!


Art, design, and the like found herein (unless otherwise specified) is drawn and owned by David Wilkshire (also credited as Moggie) from 2006 to present date.


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