Cast In Contrast

Simon Aberle

Adelaide, Australia

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Commissioned Portrait.
I went around to the client’s house and took the reference photos myself on this one.
We decided on a style from the artwork I brought with me, and we got to work.
She particularly liked the style of Dwelling In Darkness and Bathing In Shadows so I endeavoured to angle the light in such a way as to capture this mood with plenty of shadows and contrast.
I took the pictures home and tweaked them with Photoshop and emailed her a layout I proposed to draw, and she liked my idea.
I’m very happy with this one, I really enjoy white on black, it is a genre that I can execute quite easily, and it is very effective. I’m also much more comfortable with taking my own reference photos, that way I can decide on the composition before hand and know what will or won’t work.

White and Black charcoal pencils and Black Pastel on Reeves black paper A3.
Completed 8th September, 2009

Please contact me for commissions if you are interested!
simonaberle@hotmail.com

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