Roundism Once More
After an odd month doing other project it was time to do one in my roundism style again. Actually it was inevitable to do this piece in my style because of the round body shapes, especially the titled position of the hips. Maybe this drawing even resembles older work like my drawing Roundism – 30-12-16 (Tribute to Anita Ekberg). Strange how an artist can go back in a style, almost full circle. The development of a style is illusive and with my rational mind I can do only so much in directing it. I cannot complain though because I think the result is not too bad.
In deviation of the reference photo I decided to employ a little bit of solarization, even when it does not show right away. That is how I inverted the dark side of her right hip and made the adjacent negative space darker. Something similar I did in the croth area. I kept the contour delineation of the body quite open so the positive form of the body could breathe into the negative space around her.
The curves stemming from her elbow almost seem to emulate its movement towards grasping the other arm. Last but not least, I decided to have her clench her fist, making a powerful statement and underligning her strong and slender body.
Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, Pentel 4B) on Winsor & Newton Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers