I was searching for something to draw around the theme 'Barriers' to submit to a book of comics I'm making as part of the Big Brown Eyes collective. Finally I saw Sam Spicer's piece 'Human Confusion' which explores the flawed and confusing ways people communicate to one another, and it completely inspired me.
My piece aims to express a similar theme to Sam's - that thoughts can be clear, precise, intricate and logical in someone's mind, but instantly become tangled when spoken aloud, misrepresenting the person's actual intentions. The Celtic runes aim to consolidate the concept of language in the piece.
I have a higher res version of this piece for anyone who might want to remix it etc. - just ask!
Watercolour, pro-markers, paint pens and digital background
illustration celtic knot runes blue red language speaking talking