pencil on paper drawing
image size: 18 1/4" diameter circle
This is my private wink at Odd Nerdrum.
It was an accident getting those fine lines that run vertically down the ‘mountains’. I drew them in with a very sharp 4H pencil and when I rubbed a much softer lead over them, they ‘appeared’.
The model: I was completely moved the first time I saw a photo of Frances Cobain by Herb Ritts in Vanity Fair. I used her for reference for a whole slew of my child drawings. Many years later, I was struck by a photo of my own niece who arrived in my life and altered it in ways unimaginable. All my friends thought my drawings were ultimately about her. I really don’t know.
My niece ~