After my graphite pencil drawing ‘Sans Titre – 06-08-15’ it was time to do another nude in my roundism style. With this one I felt confident to explore the connection of the dominant figure with the negative space around it by incisions across both spaces. By extending lines through the direction of body parts I got geometric figures outside that mirror them. I like opening up the figure this way because it communicates with the space around her maximally, creating dynamics rather than looking static.
These geometrics I needed badly in order to make the drawing more attractive. You see, I liked the pose of the model because of the relaxed impression of how she stands. Albeit this charming pose the figure looked rather thin on paper because of the verticality and the negative space around her on the A4 size paper. The concentric circles next to her I derived from Rembrandt’s nifty solution to divide space with two circles. Historians always put the stress on how he used them to demonstrate his skills. Instead I think compositionary reasons prevail. The circles narrow the attention towards his posture. Hence do my circles divide space and draw the attention to the figure.
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Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel, 0.5 mm) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) (A4-format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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