June 17th, 2013


Canadian artist Pira Urosevic specializes in elaborate, whimsical pen and ink drawings, reminiscent of the artwork of Edward Gorey. Recently we saw Pira’s delightful pink elephant drawing and we asked her to write a few lines about it: “Late in 2012 I set myself a goal of completing a drawing on a daily basis for an entire year, as motivation to jump start my long dormant creativity. While my medium of choice leans toward fine nibs with black ink, the Epsilon Series of sketchbooks has proved an excellent surface for exploring multimedia applications as I begin to incorporate color into my illustrations.

“Living in Waterloo, Canada, I am not schooled in any medium, and consider myself an elaborate doodler. The images which end up in my sketchbooks are the result of casual observations of life, filtered through my imagination. Often they are anthropomorphic in nature, possibly absurd and most likely both. This piece came about because I’d been thinking of dancing ‘pink elephants’ & what happens after the music stops. I will leave the interpretation of the resulting drawing, “Elphantasy”, to the viewer. I worked out the composition directly into the sketchbook with pencil, filling in areas with watercolor pencils. Following the application of a wet brush to the color, I added the details with fountain pen & pigment ink once the paper had dried.”

MEDIA: Pencil, watercolor, ink
SURFACE: Epsilon Series – 100 Lb. (150 gsm) – Natural White – Smooth Finish



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