Not In The Clear

Had another flare up of hives over the last 36 hours. I thought I was in the clear but I guess I’m still battling this issue. I know with care this will eventually pass but in the meantime it’s really been sapping my energy and focus so I’ve been a bit slow working on my current drawing but I have at least gotten started.
I have to admit, stippling feathers are a bit intimidating to me so I did need a day to work up my nerve. Doing drawings of animals can really stretch your skills. In one drawing you might have to figure out how to do scales and fins. Another it might be fur. Yet in another it’s feathers. I sometimes have to spend a day just looking at my base drawing and trying to figure out how am I going to attack it and then jump in and get started. Some drawings do require a lot of thought and planning before I can lay the first drop of ink. For the most part that aspect of art creation comes as second nature and is usually worked out as I’m doing my base drawing. But there are those, like with this piece, that may need an extra day or two of thought of planning or gathering of courage. 😌

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