Peeled the tape off of this piece last night, let it sit and air out. Not that an illustration created with ink, watercolour and coloured pencil needs to air out and dry but it is a nice way to welcome it into the world. Or perhaps, I’ve lost it.
On the other hand, titles for the illustrations that are airing out do not come easily at times. I didn’t title this piece until 10 minutes ago. It was going be called Untitled.
In the beginning I was going to call it Struggle then thought about Weird, Talking Worms, Floral Burst or Look deeply into my eyes and make a wish or This is what the world looks like on mushrooms, but none of those titles really struck a chord with me. So Culmination it is. Why you ask? Well, it’s simple, this is the first illustration that I completed after seven weeks of stressful living.
Look at this way… the stress swirling around in my brain finally made it out and onto paper in a way that I didn’t expect.
I’m using this new paper too. It’s Arches Cold Press Rough 140lb Watercolour paper. It’s textured and lovely!
Culmination measures 10 by 10 inches (25,3cm by 25,3cm) and was created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Winsor and Newton watercolour and Prismacolor Verithin coloured pencils.
Limited Edition 12 by 12 inch prints are available in the shop. This edition is limited to 25 only.