In this one I started hatching up the paper with diagonal strokes like always when the motif is very dark. I did not wanted to rub them out like I am use to but quite like the hatched impression and it reminded me to the beginning of my cubist works like in ‘Round Cubism – 14-08-14’.Not a coincidence that it is the same date only 6 years ago? Eery!
My regular model is a slender one with a rather velvet skin texture and she distributes these wonderful shines I tried to capture. These hatched strokes for some reason work wonderful as to the expression I wanted to convey. Her face is only slightly visible as I focused on some high lights. The contour delineations are slightly cubist in order to prevent a rather photographic image.
Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 4B) on Winsor & Newton Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers