Walking by the Wall
DescriptionThis image of a woman walking away looking back caught my eye, partly because of the statuesque form of the figure, I added the shadow created against the wall. In my compositions I need a person to be walking into the pictorial space of the narrative, in order to psychologically draw in the viewer.
I made this drawing with Indian Ink on 300 grams Heritage off-white paper, the drawing occupies the height of the paper, sometimes the image is off to one side a bit, but generally the image is fairly central. Every Saturday for a number of months I would make a number of Ink drawings, developing characters for my paintings. The drawings were often based on a found image and generally embellished and edited to bring out the essence of the personality and the body language. The series of drawings from 2020/2021 are working drawings and as such were being made to generate figures, with enough sense of volume and tonal contrast, to be used later in paintings.