Figure with Cell Phone

figure with cell phoneThis figure is seated on a bench by a beach, with one hand holding a cell-phone to her ear, the other clasping her ankle.

Black conté on laid paper is one of my favourite drawing combinations. The sound of the conté pencil moving over the grid of raised lines on the paper ranges from a whisper to a rasp, depending on the amount of pressure applied.

The resulting image is given a spectral quality by omitting hard outlines and letting the figure emerge solely through gradations of tone.