Since I was a child I remembered the Silly Symphony cartoon with the grasshopper and the ants, and hence I was inspired! For many years I thought about creating this illustration using watercolor, colored pencil and cut paper collage, and when I finally did I was met with a huge problem. The project, about 2ftx3ft, had fused itself to the board I stretched the paper on. It was a nightmare and I spent a good amount of time carefully removing it with wet paintbrush and hair dryer. The good news is I did free the art from the board and never, ever used that board again.