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The Venus of The Hague – 29-05-20

Further Abstracted

This one is one step further abstracted than my previous drawing ‘The Venus of The Hague – 26-05-20’. I left the atmospheric depth for what it is and focused on the rhythym of dark and light plains, combined with a contrast in sharp and dark linear patterns that counterbalance bigger plains of midtones with blurry smooth delineations. I tried to keep it as essential as I could and still maintain the image of a sensual woman. Of couse the gradient of tonal values in the body parts are conducive to the feel of something smooth and round.


So Many Ideas

I quite like the lines and think I will do some variations on this style in the future. But then again, I have so many ideas. It is like breeding rabbits. I have an idea but it brings forth another one and before I know it I have 10. In the meantime I think I rely on inspiration that will arrive at the right time. Isn’t inspiration nothing more than another word for association? I noticed that, when starting to draw, my mind associates what I am doing with something else and so on. So I am not worried.


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

Artist: Corné Akkers