Hi guys! So with a touch of trepidation I got back to this piece and I'm pretty happy it's turned out just as envisioned!.. The nature of this piece I feel lends itself to personal interpretation so I shy away from clarifying my own inspiration as I would like each observer to find meaning in it for themselves, independent of my own conceptual vision.
I have this lovely archival tan paper I've been itching to use and thought a 'trois crayons' (technique using three colours - sanguine, white and black) would look gorgeous on it...
The shadow patterns on the model were intricately interesting and I loved that she also had a tattoo on the side of her rib cage that spelt out Honour, Strength and Loyalty..
This piece was really a joy to create!.. :)
Had a little fun with the edges of this figure study in oil with some pallet knife gestural sgraffito.
Haven't done a long pose practice session in a long time so it was really fantastic knuckling down to bring this pose through all the nuances that are generally left behind when doing one of my short gesture drawings...
Attention was given to sensitive soft edges (with carefully chosen defined accents ). Without fiddling with the details of the hand in the foreground, the eye is free to be led up and down the figure.. the perspective enhanced by the barely rendered feet in the distance...
Ok folks, thanks so much for the visit!.. :D
This piece evolved from a modeled study of the chair. Modeled studies focus attention on the feeling of weight of the subject, and I tried to develop this thought process further by getting the viewer to perceive the weight/manner of the departed subject, from foorprints left behind alone...
The concept of time & space has always fascinated me and so age old philosophies and scientific theories on the subject have been an almost constant reading companion and theme in my work for many years... Although many of my works have elements of this idea melded in with other varying contexts, this I feel is the first piece that is completely focused on the concept of time alone...
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