King of the Dead Ink Drawing




Title: King of the Dead
Product: 0.5mm Micron Pen Drawing on Archival Watercolour Paper
Size: 9 x 12” = 22.8 x 30.5cm
Edition: One of a kind original artwork
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King of the Dead.  Drawn on 9 x 12 inch watercolour paper with Micron 0.5mm pens.  This is the cumulation of about 40- 50 hours of line drawing, crosshatching, and stippling.  This piece is the most detailed ink drawing I have ever untaken and a progression in different techniques which I feel I am starting to master.  This is a representation of the King of the Dead is human in form and his crown is composed of bones, thorns, pikes, dead trees, an Unkindness of Ravens, an assortment of moths, maggots, and abandoned, decomposing castle spires, all of which symbolise death.  The symbol in the centre of the crown is a representation of a maze into the centre of the mind and how once one passes from the existence of life there is an opening into a high plain, illustrated by the passage upward.  It is an allusion to a symbolic ascent described by religion but more importantly also to the existence of other plains of reality.  The inclusion of planets is to show that life is a universal concept and also that the universe is largely cold and dead and empty.