Of late I was busy painting ‘The Restoration of Bettie Page’ and since a month or so drawings do not sprout from my pencil that often. But sometimes you have to let the painting be for a day and return to drawing process.
December 25th for many people is a holiday. As to me, I just keep on drawing and this one I made this afternoon at my parent’s home. Just a quick intermezzo between painting sessions.
My regular model comes to visit me every month and this time I had the plan to put only two small LED light sources around her.
It so happened that I was instructing a knight on horseback to prance in front of me so I could do a live painting on him, then all of a sudden this beautiful maiden was ruling us both.
Sometimes I find a model so perfectly shaped in round forms that the only way to add value is by means of recreating her through squares and straight lines.
Through my last drawing ‘Roundism – 19-10-19’ I got inspired to delve into the contrast of realism versus roundism again.
It was time to return to my roundism style and the position of this one inspired to me show the flow her hips suggest.
I am always looking for inconventional vantage points as to looking at a model and this position seemed both sensual and integrous as implicitely explicit.
It is World Animal Day and I miss my cat Furia. She sat for me as a model a couple of times and I thought I’d honour her today.
The build-up of my drawing ‘Bente – 01-10-19’