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David Hensel

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The initial drawing of a ballet dancer was done on white paper a little larger than A4 size in pink, yellow and blue-green pencil, diagrammatically describing poise and form, one of a series, rehearsing until I felt I could capture the movement. I have been doing figure drawings with bright colour on black paper for several years, as that allows a sculptural description of spatial depth and a glow of light. I’ve also done a lot of colour photography, using film, where the process produces a negative of the colours, from which a positive print is made. The negative colours are fascinating, and these pink and yellow drawings were really done as negatives, from which a positive print would equate to those coloured drawings on black. It’s a way to arrive at a description of movement and light. As well as drawing from the model directly, I like to draw from photographs, photographing the model repeatedly until we reach clarity of pose. I often take stereoscopic photos, which allow me to see the 3D form when drawing. I’ll draw from several of these photographs, which allows the stages of rehearsal necessary to understand the complexity of the pose and make it look simple.

David Hensel Nude 3, 2019

£1,850.00
H 122 cm x W 91 cm x D 5 cm
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About David Hensel

About the artwork

The initial drawing of a ballet dancer was done on white paper a little larger than A4 size in pink, yellow and blue-green pencil, diagrammatically describing poise and form, one of a series, rehearsing until I felt I could capture the movement. I have been doing figure drawings with bright colour on black paper for several years, as that allows a sculptural description of spatial depth and a glow of light. I’ve also done a lot of colour photography, using film, where the process produces a negative of the colours, from which a positive print is made. The negative colours are fascinating, and these pink and yellow drawings were really done as negatives, from which a positive print would equate to those coloured drawings on black. It’s a way to arrive at a description of movement and light. As well as drawing from the model directly, I like to draw from photographs, photographing the model repeatedly until we reach clarity of pose. I often take stereoscopic photos, which allow me to see the 3D form when drawing. I’ll draw from several of these photographs, which allows the stages of rehearsal necessary to understand the complexity of the pose and make it look simple.

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