Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

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Nude – 14-03-16 (sold)


A woman I met on deviantart posted explicite nude pictures and was asking for artists to paint or draw her. I asked for a decent one and this was the result. Surely it was time to do another nude after my last graphite pencil drawing Rotterdam – Delftshaven – 08-03-16.


In fact this one was a challenge since I neve applied my cubist and roundish moves to a bodyscape. Such cut-outs are relatively modern and I think they might find their origins in photography. Makes me remember that back in the day people were detested by these cut-off people due to photo paper boundaries. Similarly I thought the same throughout all these years of drawing. Sometimes I skip a leg of cut out a lower part but never a head and limps together.

Kind of Landscape

When drawing this one I associated the body with a kind of landscape with erect nipples as some kind of watchtowers. Often it helps to associate the motif with something else because depicting it literally is such a drag. Then, not a single value would be added.

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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