It began last year as an experimental piece inspired by pen and ink work that recently had come to my attention. I found the concept intriguing. It was a method that demanded patience along with intricate detail. One of my biggest challenges I face as an artist is stretching my attention span, and pointillism, I decided, would be the perfect medium for that. So I ordered up some Micron pens, found a reference, and set to work.
The piece isn't perfect, and it's far from the quality of my professional work, but it taught me a lot. It stretched patience that needed stretching. It left me with a sense of accomplishment that comes when difficult tasks are completed.
I don't know if I will revisit the medium anytime soon, but I will move forward applying the lessons I learned to the rest of my art.
Media: Micron Pens on Bristol Board.
Reference by Holley Underhill Photography. Used with permission.