This week I experimented with the use of coloured pens for my mindfulness drawing. Although I was quite excited to play with this, and enjoyed slowly shifting the colour across the page, I am not totally in love with this week’s drawing. I still think there is potential for these coloured pens but it will require some further experimentation to confirm this.

My least favourite part of this experiment was that I could not thicken lines as I usually would as it made those lines appear almost more saturated making one colour stronger than the others. An effective and gradual colour change, which I had been aiming for, requires a more balanced and less varied approach which you can see in the lower drawing included in this photo. I see this as a serious limitation in working with these pens. It might be that working with one colour and black, or just two colours may allow me to work passed this issue but only further exploration will answer this query.

What do you think of this week’s colour experiment? I’d love to hear your comments!