I've just spent 5 wonderful days in Vienna touring art museums, crammed full with fabulous inspiration. It made my head spin with all the ideas and I couldn't wait to get my journal out.
One of the exhibitions we visited was by an artist called Friedensreich Hundertwasser who's paintings were so full of vibrant colour and pattern, I spent ages studying them. This is my tribute to his work.
I started with a basic drawing in the Hundertwasser style using my Sakura Micron pen.
Next was the fun bit adding the colour in and lots of it. I used Neo Color crayons and had fun colouring in like a child.
I activated the colour with water. The colour becomes more intense and vibrant once you add the water.
Hundertwassers colour is anything but flat so I defined all my edges and lines with more colour and added some doodles on the page. It helps to have a bit of scribble paper to hand in case your pen comes across a patch of colour which is still waxy.
The phrase reads "The horizontal belongs to nature, the vertical belongs to man" which is one of Hundertwassers quotes.
I added some silver leaf as Hundertwasser would do.
I hope you liked my colourful post. Maybe you can find some inspiration in the work of a great artist.
See you soon