As with previous Illustration Friday's, I began this week by researching. Before I could start my illustration, I needed a clear definition of the word "adrift". I did a quick google search and found this example, "If someone is adrift, they feel alone with no clear idea of what they should do". This left me with plenty ideas, but I felt like experimenting with something new.
For some reason or another, I have a small collection of old books that I purchase from reuse centres for a dollar or two. I took a quick look through one of my books, and came across a page that instantly gave me an idea.
I started with a light pencil sketch, then stippled in the details with ink. To finish it off, I added some red marker to the berry.
I'm sure this bird is feeling "adrift" from the other birds, who are enjoying their comfortable branches, and plethora of fruit.