• Rotterdam – 23-07-19 In the dead of summer means I am in the midst of the outdoor sketching season. Although I did not complete this one on the spot the invention of the basic composition and planal distribution were done at Katendrecht, Rotterdam. The vista is directed at Hotel New York that nowadays looks almost encapsulated by skycrapers. I was there long ago but the cityscape almost was inrecognizable. The watertaxi was done in my studio because they keep on moving all the time. Nevertheless a new typical sight in swinging Rotterdam. Although, the drawing seems rather detailed, I kept it quite impressionistical. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton paper (10.5 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A6 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
  • Julia – 02-08-19 Last year I used dancer Julia Gómez Avilés as a model. Next to being a wonderful person for an artist she is ideal because of her flexibility. She can pose in many ways and has lots of stamina. This drawing is not from a live drawing session but based on a picture I saw in her Instagram account. I wanted to do this one because of the extreme pose and the challenge to render her complex body position in a credible way while still adding value to the theme. The drawing shows elements of roundism, realis mand surrealism. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
  • Roundism – 17-09-18 This is the fourth drawing of model Julia Gómez Alivés in which I combined my roundism with colors. I washed them a little bit with a Sakura water brush that works like a fountain pen. I am not a great watercolorist and since this technique is pretty new to me these watercolor pencils allowed me to take a position between a colored pencil drawing and a watercolour painting. Perhaps I do more in the future. Watercolor pencil drawing (Faber Castell – Albrecht Dührer) on Strathmore Drawing paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
  • Summer in Holland – 25-07-18 In the dead of summer it is so hot here in The Hague I had double vision. That is why I serve two women for the price of one. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.2 x 0.1 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers
  • Sans titre – 30-07-18 I was captured by the high lights at the top and the bottom and decided to keep the planes straight, putting the stress on the rough edged character of the figure. I also didn’t straighten out much of the lines and planes for that reason, keeping it a kind of worked out sketch rather than to refine and soften it too much. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
  • Roundism – 10-03-18 The challenge was to create maximum flow but still maintain a recognizable female figure. Therefore I wanted no section crossing another in order to create a feel of weightlessness. I beefed up the tonality a little bit in order to get some more figuration and to avoid that the overall drawing would appear to be shallow. The bubbles and fingers were added in order to relate the spectator to the image and still be able to enjoy abstract body forms. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
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    Sans titre - 27-02-16 (sold)

     

    Part of the sans titre series, depicting Bette Davis, American actress and celebrity. Everyone knows Bettie Davis' eyes by Kim Karnes. Enough said? Not yet. I thought Bettie's eyes to be cubist rather than round.

     

    Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)

     

    Artist: Corné Akkers

     
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    Roundism - 10-05-17

     

    A pastel variety on the previous drawing 'Roundism - 02-05-17' in which I tried to match the found styled forms to a colour scheme that would match them. It was a hell of a job to balance them all.

     

    Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 x 65 x 0.1 cm)

     

    Artist: Corné Akkers

     
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    The Shins ([email protected]) 20-04-17

     

    American band 'The Shins' performed at music temple 'Paradiso' at Amsterdam last 30th March 2017. I was there and was fascinated by the strong cubistic light triangles and the colour differences (yellow, purple, red).

     

    Graphite & colour pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B & Derwent Coloursoft) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm - A4 format)

     

    Artist: Corné Akkers

     
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