I’m Birgitte. I have been drawing for as long as I have been able to hold a pencil. To be honest my love and interest might have been kicked off properly when I was about four or five years old. I was in kindergarten and was told I was no longer allowed to create patterns and images using Hama beads, as I was using far too many of them. Instead I continued creating patterns and images, but in a slightly different medium: with crayons, coloured pencils and paper.
It should come as no surprise that paper, pencils (coloured or otherwise) and markers were always a go-to when I was slightly bored. These tools were always brought to holidays, though there was no requirement for anyone else to sit and draw with me. The times the adults did join in on the fun it was always inspiring, and kept making want to be better. I remember the strong and deliberate lines my granddad drew; his characters and style so distinctly his own, something I always admired.
Over time, my drawing has evolved quite a bit; I have taken up many more tools, techniques and mediums. The works on this site highlight some of them. I am a strong believer that there is always room to learn more. Be it mediums, techniques or simply seeing things in a way you’ve never seen it before.
I also tend to post my work on Instagram and Twitter.
If you’d like to contact me for any reason; questions about my work, image rights or commissions: please feel free to e-mail me at: hello(AT)birgittejohnsen.com