The Time is Takes
I am often asked how long it takes me to do a piece. I believe this question is more about the pen and ink work than it is about all that is required to bring an idea to fruition, and all the administrative details attached to each piece. The entirety of all that goes into a piece is very difficult to determine in actual hours.
But, I did time myself once on the pen and ink work on the abstracted foliage in the artwork Scenting Sunshine which was 60" x 30". I could not beat my time of five hours per every ten to twelve inch square. However, this is a very simple take on the process as everything needs to be going smoothly and have already been worked out for me to start timing. The body of a subject is more complicated and takes longer.