Imagined Landscape in Slow Motion is an abstract artwork of a fantasy countryside.
I just wanted to create something in between—something fast and without lots of work. "A drawing should do," I thought.
I should have known myself better. This is because I am not capable of creating fast. "Fast" is not in my vocabulary.
So I finished the drawing, but I did not do it quickly!
This drawing took me a whole week to finish: 3–4 hours of thinking about "what to draw next," around 25 hours of drawing, plus lots of thinking about the artwork. In fact, you never stop thinking while working on a new project. Then, after that, it takes you quite a few hours to take photographs, describe your work, and do still many other things.
It is a small drawing! Why did it take me so long to work on it? Because drawing is one of the slowest art techniques. When you work with pencils, it takes many, many drawn lines to cover a sheet of paper. You also work in lots of layers of strokes. For example, painting with brushes can be much faster because a single brush stroke is - mostly - much broader than a pencil mark or line. :-)
So, here is the Imagined Landscape in Slow Motion :) It does not exist anywhere, and it is abstracted. Enjoy viewing it!
Materials: professional quality coloured pencils "Polychromos" by Faber-Castell, varnish for drawings
Style: organic abstract
Size: 22 x 17.7 x 0.1 cm
The artwork is not framed.
The second and third images depict how the drawing might appear in a frame and in various environments.
DimensionsW 22 cm x H 17.7 cm x D 0.1 cm
- Classical and traditional