The texture monster projected started out simply as observational texture practice. For this second piece I wanted to a Singapore theme as i'd lived here a few years now. Singapore is considered a "garden city" and new building often infused with natural elements. I collected reference photos around my complex of the many plants and human made textures while injecting some autobiographical items.
One of my biggest goals is to slow down and not rush to get pieces out every day. This took me 3 weeks from taking the photos, choosing a basic monster shape, jigsaw puzzling together the textures in pencil, then finally slowly building up the line work with very small ink fine liners on A3 paper.