I love that you can randomly ask "Bird or Monkey" on twitter and get lots of responses that aren't "What are you talking about?". Community rocks, people.
These are my rejected sketches for a small promo I'm doing next month. I wasn't sure if I should go with the Auntie Lou bird at the top, or the Monkey below. The middle one didn't even make the 'semi-finals'. I loved the Auntie Lou bird but it was too complex for a 2.5" square image. She's part of an unfinished picture book story dedicated to my zany Auntie Louise (she did deliver fish to friends, even in her 80's! Not by bicycle though) The monkey pose was fun and active but didn't really make sense or tell a story. That middle one is just a mess!
I went with a different sketch entirely, but it happened to be the first image in my mind, and actually includes both a bird AND a monkey. Go figure!