From the outset of this project everything has been hand-made, it’s intention is to highlight my process as an illustrator and printmaker. The illustration, which looks out across London from north of the River Thames, took five months to complete and was entirely drawn by hand. The idea of the project was to illustrate a view over the city which challenged me has an illustrator through its complexity. As a printmaker, the second phase of the project was to create a limited-edition screen print from my original drawing, the like of which I exhibit and sell commercially. I have worked for over a decade to develop a method of retaining the finest detail within my printmaking. I also wanted to make sure that everything I used to create this edition was of the highest quality, so I chose to use Fabriano 5 paper and Lascaux Studio Bronze inks. Fabriano 5 has such a pure white surface and the Lascaux Studio Bronze inks sit beautifully against this. The inks were all mixed by hand as a blend of Lascaux Rich Pale Gold and Silver, making a unique silver-gold colour. The limited edition was made as a limited run of just 10 screen prints.