Figure Drawing: Figure with Tan Lines

Year: ca 2006-2009
Austrian charcoal
22" x 14”

A model with pronounced tan lines stands at a ballet bar, one knee tucked behind the other. Large fields of charcoal, rubbed into ground, establish the surface of the model. Rhythmic cross hatching reinforces volume. Deliberate, heavy dark marks articulate detail including hair, face, nipples, and navel.