The best winter holidays are harvested in July. And this "holiday card" image was seminated last September, so it's been brewing for nearly a year, and has come to fruition as of last week, mid July. The proper aging of an illustration is a precarious undertaking which involves rotating the rough sketch on a tri-daily basis, and limiting it's exposure to the sun to the early hours of the morning, and the waning sunset stream. Applying ink to the final at the wrong time of the year can lead to a dry and flaky drawing...
(actually the rough sketch has just been sitting on my desk waiting for me to get it done).
All ink and brush.
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