Friday, 22 July 2011

A departure



Some of my readers will be aware that i have in the past drawn portraits mainly for friends and family but ive never tackled a nude subject.I have been asked on many an occasion about whether i felt that my graphite techniques could be employed in this genre and without trying it ive been unable to answer the question.And so i decided to give it a go and this is the resultant drawing,my first ever nude study.i wanted to concentrate on play of light and the contrasts of light and dark much as i do when tackling wildlife subjects and i hope ive succeeded in creating a tasteful but artistic image of the human form.

4 comments:

Dors said...

Stunning work Clive. The skin is beautifully rendered. You must be very pleased this being your first nude study.

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou dors,i was delighted with the end result,i also enjoyed the process of creating the piece.i used a lot of blending in this one and covered a lot of paper quite rapidly which was very nice after the meticulously slow nature of my wildlife works

Marie Flynn said...

Wow, this is very different! Very beautiful and well done for the first try.

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou very much marie,i think it pays to try and stretch your creative boundaries every now and again.curiosity finally got the better of me and i'm glad it did as i thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with using my trusty graphite in a different discipline.