cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

Risque – 05-05-22

By Corne_Akkers | Corne Akkers Art | 3 Jun 2023

cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

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Missing the Process of Invention

It was some time ago when I did my last graphite pencil drawing in the Risque series. Even though I enjoy these elaborations of drawings in oil I also miss the process of inventing stuff. Surely painting delivers new ideas and add-ons to a motif, finding their way into the final result. With drawing I feel like a young child creating on the outer edge the universe. You never know what you are going to get. Drawing for the time being mostly is restricted to spending time waiting for my students at Brugman Art. Production is not very high but enough to walk the tracks of oil and graphite simultaneously and stay happy.

How to Execute It?

Choosing the motif for this drawing I dug into my photo stock of my session with Julia of December 30th 2021. There were many other great photos to choose from, even though I think it’s time to do a new session. It seems as if all pictures I took then were grand. Take this motif for example, I just loved the play of dark and light, stretched out over her body. They create a lovely rhythym of variation in repetition and repetition in variation. However, I wasn’t sure how I would go about in this one. I had something in mind similar to the execution of Risque – 22-01-22.

Roundistic Approach

I soon discovered that an angular approach wasn’t what I wanted. So I started to focus on the circular patterns in her body. Especially the abdominal part caught my attention. She has worked out and so it shows in her muscles there. The roundistic approach I more or less kept throughout the overall process but it got more impressionistic along the way. It has become not a pretentious piece with elaborate themes though. Merely a drawing to practise my skills. The value added are the circular structures, boundered by some lines to delineate forms. And of course, her cat! Can you spot her?

Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, Pentel 4B) on Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)

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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