A Drawing A Day 1142

Progress Shot 07

I am spreading the intensity of the values across the rest of the body. Constantly re-working their intensity until I find a harmony that pleases. With the intensity, also their shape is refined with each pass. Sometimes there is a fine line between being accurate and giving in to what feels right. It seems to me that unless it is a very specific anatomical study where absolute accuracy is the point of the work, then, well, I believe the visual or narrative content of the drawing has the final word in what degree of accuracy is needed. And so, whilst the values and planes are fairly accurate, with each re-working of them I may adjust their intensity and / or shape to create a visually satisfying image.

Silverpoint, Black and White chalk on prepared Canson Mi–Teintes paper, 55 x 38cm

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