As soon as I saw the phrase "I excavate your letters," I knew I wanted to draw an archaeological diagram, with layers of sediment as well as letters and keepsakes. I was also trying to find a way to tell a story without it looking like a storyboard frame. It's something I struggle with as I move between the two worlds of advertising/preproduction and editorial illustration. I'm also still thinking about my style, whether to use this rough, black pencil line or go back to creating vector lines in Adobe Illustrator. I'll probably just keep experimenting until there's a clear winner.