White Owl, blue Mouse
1988 - 1991 (3 years)
The picture “The Circus is in Town" is done with plain colored pencil: In a very time-consuming complex technique, nevertheless. The picture is covered in a grid made of thousands of extremely short colored-pencil lines. I always start at the top left corner with a very sharp pencil of a specific color, working my way across the entire picture drawing at an angle down to the bottom right corner. Next another layer of lines are drawn in the same way with a new color, but at a different angle. For this picture — a 29x41 cm. size — I needed approximately 450 hours.