“After years of experimenting with pens, the Micron is the only pen that gives me the consistency that I am looking for.
When I put that pen down on paper I know exactly what I am going to get. That predictability frees me up to be more creative during my process.”
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th and 17th centuries. Her tight cross hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. Most of Olivia’s content explores the relationship between desire, reason, and circumstance.
Olivia studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Parsons The New School for Design, majoring in Fashion
Design and receiving her BFA in 2006 from Parsons. After working as a Printed Textile Designer in the fashion Industry for several years, she is now devoting most of her time to her detailed drawings. These days you will most likely find her introspecting, daydreaming or drawing in a white room with high ceilings somewhere in Washington State.
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