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Art Show: Anatomy

Male Study

by Erika Nelson

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This model was a competitive swimmer and dancer. The play of light across the model's back created an abstract sculpture that provided a fantastic focus. I drew in the shape of these shadows with compressed charcoal, over blending several times to provide mid-tones than extracted the lights with a chamois and added the sensuous line as a counter-point to the chiaroscuro.

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Detail Image for art Swimmer's Back - drawing

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Detail Image for art Swimmer's Back - drawing

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