When Rian was eleven years old, her favourite hobby was making drawings with a crown pen. When she was thirteen years old, she had her first exhibition with other amateur artists, in the town hall at IJzendijke in Holland. Her drawings where made with an old fashioned crown pen. At primary school her class was the last to use the crown pen. So making drawings with this pen was no problem for her. As the years passed by the drawings turned into geometrical shapes and became symmetrical as well. First the drawings were full-figured with circles, dots and little figures. Later they contained more open spaces, which became part of the composition. Because she loved to draw geometrical figures, she decided to become an architectural designer. Her own work improved as well, because the techniques that were used in this course were often the same as she used in her own drawings. The visitors of her art exhibitions sometimes didn't believe her work was hand made. They were convinced her work was computer generated. That this would become reality she could never have guessed. She exposed her work in several places, solo and group-exhibitions. She also sold her work outside the borders of Holland. At work the drawing-tables were replaced by computers and handwork disappeared entirely. She kept on making her own drawings by hand. In 2001 she started to make the drawings on the computer, with the goal of making them look like her pen and ink drawnings. The little figures she had drawn when she was a child still existed in her digital pen drawings, as they had become a part of her afer all those years.
Rian Krull's art on the Web
Rian Krull's AutoGallery exhibit