I saw this great vintage picture of a nude on the roof top of an open van and I liked the styled planes it already showed: the squares in the open door, some round ones in the model and some great diagonals. The woman has great nipples and I guess I will not post this one on some of the social media.
I found a great vintage photo online that inspired me to put this female body on paper using triangles and round shapes, strengthening the pyramid like pose.
Last year I used dancer Julia Gómez Avilés as a model. Next to being a wonderful person for an artist she is ideal because of her flexibility.
As you may have noticed by now I am keen on vortices. They show an endless sequence of swirls, almost like a singularity. Some say they lead the way to eternity, others consider it to be just a mathematical principle.
I was listening to ‘Between the sheets’ by The Isley Brothers when I completed this one so I tried to capture the sensual feel of the song in my drawing. The curvy sheets invited me to render the body in in the same way. At some spots I let the body flow into the sheets, following the diagonal rhythym. I often tell my students true abstraction lies in imagining the impossible and making sound and essential choices out of an endless sea of possibilities. Without making them any art work becomes plane realistic and that is or should be no fun for anyone.
The slanted position of the body inspired me to sketch some waves around it. I kept the focus on the body while tuning down the values in the waves a little bit.
After a bunch of landscapes and cityscapes I felt it was time to return to my roundism ladies. For me changing the theme once in a while is very useful.
Olympia – 22-03-19 Before last Tuesday’s model session I thought of a great pose I instructed to my model. It showed great triangular forms while her body would form […]
The reference picture I used was slightly different from the one I used for ‘The revelation of Bettie Page (2018)’.
Nights over Egypt – 13-11-18 I found this picture of Jenna J. Ross on Instagram and I liked it a lot. It was dark and blue. I found it […]