One of my New Year's Resolutions was to finish more work, and this little piece has been bugging me since June 2010 when I started it. It's a reaction to the Gulf Oil spill back in early 2010, so it's over a year and a half old now, since I started it sometime in June. But I could never be satisfied with the rendering, or the style, as it was something that I just did organically. Anyhow,it's done now. I had images of sea gulls doused in crude oil, and sorta made it glam, but not quite.
I can't quite decide which version I consider the final one, so I'm posting both. This is a make-up drawing, though, as I was out late last night celebrating Chinese New Year at my friends' place for dinner.