Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Working more or less all over just to get some tone down helped me see where this drawing was going. I could see that there were a lot of areas that were still too light and would need further layers of graphite but this was fine - dedicated time in the studio would take care of that. At least the work seemed to be going in the direction that I wanted. Working on the ear, I laid in the deepest darks  then slowly built up tone creating shape and form but further shaping and definition would come in the final pass. Next I'll work on the arm and back then darken everything overall to finish off.


Unknown said...

Wow this is going to be something! When you say "African Girl" is she from a tribe in Africa or is she African American? I really appreciate your WIPs as they show your thought processes and some of your methods-thank you!

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks so much Vernon. The reference is contemporary but the idea and feeling behind the work dates back to my life in Africa. As I mentioned earlier, I saw a lot of images such as this so had the idea in my mind to recreate something of what I had seen - this was the driving force behind the drawing. Simple idea and concept really but I tried hard to create something that meant a lot to me. Hope I can do better next time.