Female Drawing In Graphite
Female drawing has taken over at the moment instead of painting. My studio has become a very tranquil place as I work on a new series of graphitte and charcoal art.
This drawing is based on a painting which I created a few years ago in oil called “Recline”. I was very kindly given permission by photographer Al Arino to use his image as source material.
The shape of the female figure in the photograph was incredible. It was like a wave flowing from left to right and I just fell in love with the image.
I wanted to bring something of myself to any female drawing which I produced and in addition to removing the stool supporting the woman, I built up the grain in the charcoal and graphite to achieve the desired effect.
Although I would say that my painting has developed since the original painting, I still believe it is a stand-out piece from my past portfolio. I was trying to achieve something else with this graphite and charcoal version however. As I press myself to develop my artwork, I do feel that this female drawing of “Recline” brings something different.
A2 size, Charcoal and Graphite on paper.
Original Female Drawing SOLD