impressionistic treescape graphite pencil drawing

Voorburg – 22-07-19

Park Sonnenburg in Voorburg

After teaching today I went to Park Sonnenburgh in Voorburg, Netherlands around the corner. I had some time left before I went for dinner with friends. As a lawyer I had to work against the clock all the time and, contrary to what many artists feel, I do not resent deadlines. To me it often is the method to break free and be less cautious, experimenting and trying to create a breakthrough in time. Therefor this one was done in one go, without too much proportional measuring.

Always the Sun

The light was perfect and late in the afternoon there was this incredible light shattered across the landscape by the bushes and the trees. I always like this clairobscur play. As an artist I am dependant on the light and the absence of it. I guess blocking in the light with my graphite pencil is my religion. I kept this one under one hour giving it a kind of rough impressionistic edge. The dinner (Thai) tasted real good.


Click here to see me sketching the drawing on the actual spot.


Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (10.5 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A6 format)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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