This graphite pencil drawing ‘Slava Ukraini – 15-02-23’ is a depiction of The Motherland Monument in Kyiv, Ukraine.
This colored pencil drawing ‘Louise Brooks – 21-10-22’ is something I wanted to do for a long time. Naturally the reason was to see how colored pencil would react to Ingres paper.
Art Deco Nude – 11 -08-22 is my third graphite pencil drawing done with my Faber-Castell Pitt Graphite Matt pencils. A couple of days after the second but I had a busy schedule of meetings, uploading and painting of course.
After my last drawing of Geesje Kwak I did not have many new ideas. Then I remembered I had a photo of a seated female nude by Eugène Durieu.
At the Binckhorst I met a model who posed nude for me and a student of mine. The live model sketch was in pastel and in fact I got the taste to do some more.
Of late I am exploring textures of fabrics like satin, silk and all other shining objects such as gold and silver. Two months ago I made the first one, depicting Geesje Kwak.
On my walks I came across Estate ‘Oosterbeek’ again. I was in the mood to do another landscape after my last one of Buitengoed Leeuwenbergh. After all, Spring has arrived and South Holland is covered in sunlight. Let’s hope the sun will bring relief in this cursed pandemic.
Years ago I saved a vintage picture of a nude on the beach. Origin unknown and my best guess would be from the 1930s or 1940s. The picture was rather grainy and but it showed a great composition of a female body in slanted position.
A cat comes in handy when you are out of options and do not want to simply draw a pretty picture of a beautiful woman.
After an odd month doing other project it was time to do one in my roundisym style again.