The Vossendijk is the place where I was born, situated in Hatert, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. I was walking to my parents’ house who still live there. Then all of sudden the idea struck me to do a spring drawing again. Blossoms already came popping out while trees did not show their leaves yet. I decided to use a mild roundish styling while on the other hand keeping a rough edge. Such is shown in the tree branches. I simply hatched with zig-zags to indicate the density of the twigs. They do not show a lot of hefty tonal differences. Therefor it is best to not make a big deal of of them, trying to tuck them all in. It is a trick I pulled before, back in the 1990s.
Next to the branches I was delighted to be able to exploit the vertical styles of the fence. They are in the mid section of the drawing but from the spectator’s eye they can’t be seen. The cast shadows however do show they are there alright. Such phenomena always make a better art work I think. The reason simply is that more is suggested than actually can be seen. The same goes for things or shadows running off or into a drawing, optically enlarging the work. The straight shadows of the styles also are in perfect contrast to all things organic and curved.
All-in all did the drawing of my street became less cubistic than my last graphite pencil drawing ‘Veere – 04-04-19’. Personally I think it tends more towards the impressionistic side. There are some clear examples of cubism to be found as well though. I prefer these kind of crossovers because that is where something new is to be found. Otherwise I am afraid someone might want to compare to whatever famous impressionist or cubist comes to mind.
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Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers