I wanted this first abstract drawing of 2013 to have a celebratory feeling. I began with shades of green, using the broad nibs of colored calligraphy markers to make sweeping lines from one edge of the paper to the next.
I continued to make broad strokes with yellow, lime, and a yellow-orange. Then I used the smaller nibs of the markers to draw in more details.
In the final steps, I drew very fine lines with Kohinoor fine-tipped pens in red and black. I used these lines to add texture and to outline the inner edge of some shapes.
2013 Abstract Drawing #1, permanent inks on archival paper.