Based on my previous drawing ‘The Venus of The Hague – 23-05-20’, preceded by version ’18-05-20’, I turned up the abstraction one gear further. The curve in the back is straightened out whereas the lighting in the calves and thighs has become less realistic than visible in the previous two drawings. In such a case of a series I like to start off with some realistic ones in order to style and abstract them down the line.
I see that abstraction comes with letting go atmospheric depths and finding new forms in return, such as the curves from her buttocks extended upwards echoed by the styled round shadow in the lower mid section. At the end I decided to throw in some straight light beams, contrasting the darker round forms. It is my LED lamp on my bedside table and serves as a beacon.
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Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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