This graphite pencil drawing ‘Solarized Roundism – 01-07-22’ is a welcome change from oil painting. After the completion of ‘Geesje Kwak and the Secret of the Universe – 28-06-22’ it was time to return to sketching. I already begun this one a week ago but did only short sessions per day. I worked at it just waiting for my students at Brugman Art. This morning I made a kick start and completed more than half still to be done in one go.
Great Tonal Rhythym
The drawing was not a real challenge, just interpreting the tones the right way. I skipped most of the cubist styling that usually consumes a lot of time. In fact in just a couple of spots I applied a roundistic styling a bit. The rhythym of the tones caused by the satin cloth already was great enough to capture. As is the case with satin sharp contour delineations alternate with smooth transitions. Such gave great contrasts in bodily features and fabrics. Solarisation thereof gives it a double whammy. I kept the background such as the cushions and bookshelf rather sketchy in order to let it contrast with the hefty tonal play in the front.
Of late I really am into solarisation again. Last drawing Solarised Roundism – 16-06-22 showed a complete nude. This time I used fabrics again, being the same kind of cloth as in ‘Satin - 31-03-14 (Prestudy)’ only in blue. I think I might do this one in oil or pastel one time soon. The model is my regular Indian model by the way. Personally I think her skin hues are a great match to the deep sapphire blue. Even more reason to put this one in color!
Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, Pentel 4B) on Talens paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers