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When at the Binckhorst

At the Binckhorst I met a model who posed nude for me and a student of mine. The live model sketch was in pastel and in fact I got the taste to do some more. It so happened I bought an iPad Pro the other day and on advice of another student I installed Procreate. Surely her first hand experience turned me into an enthusiast and convinced me to give it a go. Consequently the model’s features served as a first attempt and I must say I was not dissatisfied. You can see the digital drawing on my blog.

IPad Moves

I was confused though. Should I consider this a new medium and henceforth create digital drawings? After all, I am an artist selling physical drawings and oils and do not sell printables (digital downloads) that much yet. For the time being the initial digital drawing served as a prestudy for this graphite pencil drawing. What can I say? I like these new mediums and as a middle aged guy I cannot duck away from new developments. In a way it is fascinating: sketching with a fake 6b graphite pencil. On a glass sheet it almost gives you the same experience as a real one. But what is real in the first place? For sure my techniques and skills are, whether put in bytes or on paper. Mind boggling it remains. I sketched in bytes as a prestudy for this real drawing, only to be scanned in bytes back.

The Pose

The actual pose I used showed the model in a triangular side view. It was plain to see she had all the good proportions and musculature. Therefor I could put the stress on muscle groups and block the lights on around them. The lenght and width are the same in this particular pose, showing squarish proportions. I did not want to use square-sized paper. Then again there was this negative space arising from boxing in a square onto A4-size paper. I solved this compositionary problem by placing some squares and triangles around her. In a way they also reflect the props around her in the actual studio. They also serve as a reference to my earlier cubist and roundism work some years back.

Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, Pentel 4b) on Talens Bristol paper (21 X 29.7 X 0.1 cm) - a4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
Binckhorst Nude – 03-08-21
Art by Independent Artists,  Drawings,  Drawings
Author: Corné Akkers
0.1 x  29.7 x  21 cm  /   0 x  11.7 x  8.3 in
Weight 0.02 kg   /  0.04 lbs
Sub-type: Pencil  /   Themes: Artistic Nude  /   Origin: Europe  /   Genre: Cubism  /   Characteristic: Signed  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Artists types: Professional artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: august 4, 2021 / Modified: february 1, 2022
Copyright Corné Akkers Kunstwerken

Premium members Scali'arts , August 12
Bonjour Bravo pour votre galerie, original beau travail.
Si je peut me permettre je suis en compétition sur ArtQuid Award, mon œuvre la mere et l'enfant si vous pourriez, me donner un petit coup de coeur sur cette oeuvre merci beaucoup cordialement scaliarts. .
Binckhorst Nude – 03-08-21
1,500 €  1,065 £  1,710 $ 
Available for sale
Corné Akkers Kunstwerken
Corné Akkers Kunstwerken
Artist Painter 
Den Haag, Netherlands
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