Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

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Nude – 13-04-16

Back to Roundism

Part of the roundism series, a continuation of the ‘birth of new cubism series’. Albeit a radical different type of drawing the model is the same as in my graphite pencil drawing Nude – 08-04-16. Was that one rather sensual, slick and even surreal, this one is more in line with the roundism development as it stands today.

Flow and Blurry

As in previous drawings I liked to keep forms open in order to create flow. Besides that, I felt the need  to create a feel of connectivity between positive and negative form. Forms look a bit blurry though but that is not very bothersome. A correct use of tonal gradients in body forms takes care of a necessary recognition of the body and scene.


With regard to the tonality I decided to create a lot of midtones and gradients thereof. This way the atmosphere feels rather soft. A couple of highlights in the body did the rest. Next to this, I kept the recognition of her face rather low. A better recognition would certainly create an unwanted attraction to her facial features rather than consuming the entire scene.

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

Artist: Corné Akkers

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