Nude study. Graphite. 20 x 30 cm.
Relentless dreams … making you pass the night waking, following your every step by day.
I started this portrait with the intention of finishing it quickly. Altogether, it took me little more than an hour plus some minor corrections – which is indeed rather fast compared to my natural snail-like speed of drawing.. :).
I started with just a very quick outline, and then went on to capture the details, yet letting the pencil flow freely over the paper to form the face.
Unfortunately I, am mostly quite a lot on the perfectionist side. So once I start a drawing I really want it to be close to perfect (or at least as far as I can push it…). With this one, I really had to force myself to just let it be as it is after a certain point. And I must say that I am really quite pleased with the result. Though it doesn’t capture every little detail of the original, I think it has a very natural touch to it, which I like a lot. I’d be happy to hear what you think!