Wanted to sketch a nude for last few days. So today I took time-off from my commissioned portrait sketching and did this one. When I first saw a nude in my teens, I so longed to sketch one. However, never gathered the courage to do so because of my orthodox upbringing. Was always afraid why my parents and siblings would think about it. I remember sketching a girl a long time back with a visible cleavage and whoever I showed the photo to did not appreciated that at all because of the fact the dress she was wearing was revealing. I guess this had put me a lot of years of turmoil to burry all those bullshit the people around me had tried to put in my head. I am going to be 40 and I now realise that half of my life I have been living for others. I did not do things because I was afraid of rejection, bullying and naive behaviour of people around me. Since my early childhood I explored my own body like most kids would never think of doing. I am in love with human figure. Regardless of gender, shape, size, colour, texture or anything. I am nowhere to whatever some of the masters are. The masters I have always adored and still love. But I always tried to express my feeling through my art in whatever way it’s possible for me. Visuals are my ways of expression. If you like to see, have a closer look at this figure and try to imagine. Imagine what it would have been the experience to sculpt a magnificent piece of art like this with all flesh and blood. Goosebumps!! Graphite pencils on handmade paper. Pencil strokes with finger smudging and effacing with eraser.
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