I had an interesting experience last week in my lunchtime wandering and sketching in the bush behind where I work. I got to a part of the walk and had the feeling that something was watching me but I couldn’t see any little animals or birds in the trees, so I continued on with my walk.
On the return leg when I reached the same cluster of trees I got the same feeling. So I stopped and had a look around. Still no little animals or birds. Then I had a closer look… And I saw that two of the trees resembled the same two trees I have been drawing all along for Ringo the Ringtail Possum and his neighbour Z the Koala. So in my subconscious Ringo and Z were sitting in their trees watching me..!
So I have been drawing the trees everyday since as it creates great reference material for Ringo’s comic sequel I am currently working on. And today I took the photo and added Ringo and Z in by Photoshop.