After making a set of pictures it usually takes a day or two for me to work out my next direction and then, once I hit upon a theme I see promise in, I'll stick with it for a while and see how many pictures I can come up with during the next week or two before sending them to the picture library for approval and hopefully future book cover usage.
Once I'd finished with my robot pictures I pottered on a bit of this and that, trying to work out my next series of work. I eventually settled on the theme of cowboys and the Wild West to see if I could push myself further in that area. I quite enjoyed my earlier attempt in this genre and thought there was space to push it further. The first week was spent having fun with 3d assets of people, clothing and scenery. During the second week I tried to vary the results up a bit and made some 2d illustrations based on 3d origins, inspired by pulp fiction covers of western books.
Growing up in the 70s, I remember running around the school playground a lot, roleplaying the old black and white western films we watched back at home with my friends. As I've gotten older I might have lost touch with the running around bit, but the need to tell stories and express a captured narrative is a strong desire in my approach to my work (quite necessary in fact, for illustrating books and stories) and this genre is a perfect fit for that.