Roundism – 11-01-18 (sold)

Of late I use models lubed with a lot of oil, just like this art deco-style photograph, in order to obtain great highlights, lovely midtones and smashing darker tones, all divided by abrupt threashold values. It gives a shine to fleshy structures and therefor also body mass. This concept allows me to abstract the human figure even more because the basic atmospheric depth still will be recognizable. I wondered if I could pull it off to create sexy structures, almost not human like but just voluptuous basic geometrical forms? You decide.


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Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format

Artist: Corné Akkers