surrealist graphite pencil drawing of a woman

Clara – 24-04-20

Instagram Looker

Some time ago on Instagram I saw a beautiful woman showing a seated position of herself. I asked her for permission to draw her and decided to employ only my solarization effects of late, such as my drawing ‘Roundism – 31-03-20’. The challenge was to keep the drawing recognizable whereas the original photo already was a puzzle to solve for many. Perhaps employing solarization could be one bridge too far for many a fan?


Knitting and Textures

Furthermore I liked depicting the knitted pattern of her sweater and the overall contrasts in textures like skin, bracelet and cloth. She certainly has a feel for composition and there was nothing left for me than to underlign her natural beauty. The body shape kind of picture gives it an abstract look. Altogether, the exact depiction of those structures, in spite of being solarized, still offer a recognition for those who scrutinize with care. For the trained eye it is plain to see.


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

Artist: Corné Akkers

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