Maya Gürtler is the pen behind Pen and Ink.

She is a self-taught, Copenhagen based, illustrator and mainly draws with fineliner pens and raw drawing paper.

Her background is in digital media, but she has always had a passion for illustration.

We asked Maya why she prefers the traditional analogue method of creating art:

"Creating pretty things with my own two hands.”

Eventually it became so vital for her she chose to make it her bread and butter. And thus Pen and Ink came to life.  

"I love to try out new things and curiosity and challenge is a must in every drawing for me.” 

Her work is characterized by playing with light and shadow with an almost graphic way of shading. We will leave you with a few final words from Maya:

"Coffee, late night radio and lots and lots of pens"

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