DRAWING TOPSY TURVEY
I have a large set of Faber Castell marker pens and Gelly Roll gel pens that are not getting enough use. Well that has now changed as I am using them for a large picture inspired by Gustav Klimt. It’s actually a picture of his studio in a garden landscape. The thing with Klimt’s work is it has so much detail and when working with pens a different strategy is required from working with paint.
There is no building up of layers or working from big shapes to small details. Instead I am working from foreground to background - small details first then colour in around them. Basically it’s the nature of the pens that has pushed me into making the decision to keep everything on one layer.