As I direct one cenital key, I am able to see the way light reflects off of his skin, creating a gradient that begins as a bright shimmer and fades into a deep abyss of darkness. The direction of the light will determine how much shadows are cast, but my intent is to bring out the reality of the curves that have been crafted through countless hours of work. With soft pastels, I recreate the reflection of light presented by my subject in an effort to justify my visual perception with the capabilities of my wrist. The model is at the mercy of the artist's pencil stroke -- he bows in reverence, unaware that his face has been forgotten.
This drawing belongs to a collection created in 2010 under the name seres.
28 x 17 inches.
Soft pastel on paper.