This painting is based on the same sketch as Birmingham Bull I which is based on a sketch that Tanja did of the Bullring Bull in October after her first meeting with the BCAG. It was raining and she took some reference pictures but really wanted to work from a proper drawing because one sees so much more that way. She somehow managed to hold onto her umbrella, sketchbook and pencil at the same time! She wanted this painting to have that mighty feel of the real statue and so chose a large canvas accordingly. This piece was finished off inside The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery and it is fitting that Birmingham Bull I was started as she left the city and Birmingham Bull II was finished back here.