IF - Climbing

This week's Illustration topic "climbing" sparked one of my most conceptual responses. I began, as has become my custom, by writing about the topic, and I ending up writing about how I have spent a lot of time lately "climbing" inside of myself and doing a lot of introspection. So, I wanted to convey the notion of sifting through layers of thoughts and memories - an excavation of sorts. I wanted a shallow space that had different layers and levels - like uncovering various depths. I began with quite a few layers of watercolor pencil and finished with colored pencil.