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Drawing: Graphite, Pencil, Acrylic, Watercolor on Canvas.
Drawings are one of my favourite category and gesture drawing is my labourite form of style in my abstract acrylic paintings.
Many times I start a painting with a drawing. When I love the drawing more than continuing the painting, I leave it and keep the art piece as a drawing. The lack of detail appeals to me as I have grown into a minimalist artist. I feel that gesture drawings appeals to my style and can evoke a lot of emotion without adding any realism.
Graphite, pencils, and watercolour are a perfect mediums for this style as it lets you express without much layering and detail.
This piece was inspired by a piece of poetry I read where a man's desire for a woman is experienced in a crowded room. And the woman feels a like she is being watched and isolated at the same time. It's always a challenge to transfer the written form into a visual one and not do a disservice to the author.
Everyone will read something different in the drawing. But the most I hope to achieve in this drawing is sense of mystery of the woman figure in red and the feeling of isolation as she is surrounded by a crowd.
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