January 2016: New year, New direction

This year my resolution is to go back to my illustration roots and to revisit themes where I feel my artistic direction needs to go. From an early age I have always been deeply fascinated and interested in myth and fantasy; it is a constant reoccurring source of inspiration for me. I have explored many areas of illustration and even though my obsession with detail has never stopped my style does change and sometimes quite dramatically. I have decided in order to progress in my artistic development I need to commit to one style but bringing in elements from other areas which I have found have been successful, as in wildlife illustration and art nouveau inspired pen work. My new piece, 'Hecate', is an exploration of this idea and it is turning out to be quite an epic drawing - one of the largest I have yet to complete. So far, so good . . .