Justine Ashbee

These drawings are executed purely by hand, using paint pens. I begin with a curve, from which lines and forms begin to emerge, evolve, morph, and grow organically, in an intuitive flow, while maintaining delicate, elegant precision. The methodology is rhythmic, spontaneous, and direct, reducing interference with mark-making. Much like zen calligraphy, they are improvisational, and intuitively composed, where the physicality and the mark making become one.

This is work by Justine Ashbee, named one of the top “doodle artists” by Creative Bloq. Her organic, curving, bulging forms are particularly enticing to me primarily because my own work appears to mirror hers. She uses these forms to give voice to indescribable human emotions and give them their own visual language.