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The Venus of The Hague – 18-06-20

A version in straight lines, quite angular was bound to appear in my mind after the (sur)realistic one. So there you have it. I tried to maximize openess in planes and the outer contour delineation of the body strucures, whereas I maintained the focus on the end of the buttocks and beginning of the calves.

I had to come up wit the main central upper darker block in order to improve the composition whereas the absence of it would have led to a reduction of expression. In general the body proportions, when depicted from head to toe, in this particular setting make room for putting other themes in the background and that is where I am heading to in a next oil painting that I am planning.


Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 4B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)

Artist: Corné Akkers