Roundism – 10-08-20

Sometimes the body position defines the style of rendering. That is why this drawing came with triangles and diagonals because of the model’s triangular position.

Triangles and Diagonals in Roundism

 The thought was to have the biggest triangle, namely her entire body, contain several subtriangles. The conclusion is that I turn to a cubistic look, even though I still call it roundism.


There was only light from the left and perhaps you guessed it by now: the same LED light and model from the Venus of The Hague series. All the more reason for me to put an example of what blocking in the light may bring.


I liked doing a series of repetitive diagonals starting from the shin, calf, buttocks, up to the thigh, creating rhythym. The light on the left has completely blocked in by the midtones to the right and dark angular structures.


I kept the feet smaller than they appeared to be. Sometimes foreshortening can cause strange visual effects and thus look implausible it its deformations, whereas good photographers and artists correct these kinds of errors.


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

Artist: Corné Akkers

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