cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

Neo Deco – 02-02-23

By Corne_Akkers | Corne Akkers Art | 6 Mar 2023


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Extending the Series

This graphite pencil drawing ‘Neo Deco – 02-02-23’ follows one in the same series. However, for the last one I used my regular model. This time I got yet another one of those Walter Bird’s pictures. The last one was almost two months ago. Now, I never hid my admiration for him and certainly will do not this time. There were some obstacles to meet first though. I thought there was a whole lot of blackness that I found to be too much of a good thing. Because of the extreme lighting some shadows in the hands formed new, yet incomprehensible tiny subforms. Besides that, the reference picture was of low resolution and therefor a lot of details were hard to detect. The model’s hair looked uncanny straight like straigth flaxen straw. Consequently, the beginning wasn’t promising. I can tell you that.

Artistic Search

I first got the proportions right. Then I thought it was a good idea to put the stress on the curvature of the body. Somehow I saw the curves extending from her buttons I could extend to her rib cage. The curve in the lower upper leg forms a nice contrast directionwise. The next sequence is the calf mimicing the curve in her lower back. I made her hair a bit more wavy in the lower part of the drawing, deviating from Bird’s photograph. There was more needed. I kept the lower right corner empty. That was a big void but I could rest my hand on it easily, preveting smudging up the whole drawing. I decided to put in two golden ratio curves. Not the first time I have to admit but they are essential to me. I see the ratio embedded in all things. Do you?

Graphite pencil (Faber Castell Pitt Graphite Matt pencil 14B) drawing Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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The Start Young as I was when I started drawing and painting I started my professional art career at age 35 after ending a succesful carreer as a business lawyer. I kept on handling my brushes and pencils after childhood but never dreamed I could make a

Corne Akkers Art
Corne Akkers Art

53 years old and creating art for 51 ears now. Follow this blog to see my drawings and paintings put in each and any conceivable 'ism'. Read my art statements and then you'll know why it is important for me to change from impressionism, realism, cubism, surrealism, expressionism, roundism so much. I hope you'll enjoy my search and my art works. Cheers, Corné

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