This nude focus piece is inspired by a friend who posed for me- a model from Byron Bay. I am still expressing beauty as the dark contrast to the light fragility of human existence. The balance of both is what I aim to express in the best sense of enjoying the natural body.
I've tried a new paper for the first time on my nude study focus. This is a recycled paper with a deckle edge look. The paper was a nice new challenge for me with the charcoal working in very differently to how it does on normal paper or canvas. I had to be very careful and think differently on how I see shadowing and shape. This piece is not framed, though an example has been provided on the second image to show how it may look framed. This paper would be equivalent to about 200-250gsm thick paper.
My unique process of applying charcoal to create realistic art is done through the use of various paint and makeup brushes cut to shape. Over 200 of my artworks have been safely shipped worldwide; with insurance and
Keywords: Nude, black and white, women, female, body, Charcoal, drawing, realism, large drawing, life drawing, ashvin harrison, nude art, sexy, figurative, photorealism, nudes