Of late I use models lubed with a lot of oil, just like this art deco-style photograph, in order to obtain great highlights, lovely midtones and smashing darker tones, all divided by abrupt threashold values. It gives a shine to fleshy structures and therefor also body mass. This concept allows me to abstract the human figure even more because the basic atmospheric depth still will be recognizable. I wondered if I could pull it off to create sexy structures, almost not human like but just voluptuous basic geometrical forms? You decide.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathomore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers