This was made for/inspired by Nick. He's into astronomy so I had intended to draw him gazing at the stars, telescope in hand, with the otter watching, but this is the image which kept coming to mind instead. He's into sleeping, too, so it's okay.
6 x 8 inches. Ink on Saunders Waterford hot press.
With so many details and with the specifics of the media used it's really hard to achieve that sense of unity and simplicity that really makes a drawing work, it's way too easy to make it cluttered and messy. The fact that you manage to create such elegant and consistent images is staggering.