This colored pencil drawing ‘Sans Titre – 27-09-18’ is the newest asset to my ever growing title under the same name. Last one depicting Faye Dunaway was in black and white. On an average most are and this time I had color on my mind for a change. See if I could capture the edgy character of U.S. actress, celebrity and moviestar Talullah Bankhead. Perhaps an attempt to still bring some softness in her face. Movie enthusiasts describe her facial features as almost being chiseled. I used this regard to abstract her face even further, almost to the robotic. Nice and smooth, even though it is executed in my typical hatched strokes style!
Of late I am captured by this goal I have put myself to harmonize a bunch of previous styles I employed throughout the years. These are impressionism, surrealism, luminism, cubism, pointillism, expressionism and realism. I started with a realist / impressionist approach first, followed later by a keen surrealist eye. See if I can forge them all into one. I am not specifically sure about this particular piece. It certainly doesn’t resemble a specific -ism I know of. In itself that is a good thing, I think. My kind of art doesn’t necessarily have to look like anything.
Perhaps the color saturation is a little too much. Hatching complementary colors next to each other will cancel this phenomenon a bit though. That’s due to the workings of divisionism. A side-effect is the softness I got. The face lacks harsh contour delineations and feels soft in spit of a certain degree of abstraction. Enough said. What do you think?
Colour pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore drawing paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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