Art Graf Debutant Of late I am exploring textures of fabrics like satin, silk and all other shining objects such as gold and silver. Two months ago I made the first one, depicting Geesje Kwak. I must say it opens up a world of possibilities as well as a can of worms. Obviously an artist is subject to permament schooling. All that shines makes me search for new solutions for problems I didn’t have with skin. Today I shifted gear and took it on me to overcome a new obstacle: Art Graf. It is relatively new and basically is water soluble graphite. It comes in sticks and pencils. This one is executed in soft carbon pencil. True Water Colorist My dad Henk Akkers is the true water colorist in the family. It was years ago, even since puberty when I touched water other than for drinking or sanitory reasons. On the other hand, why not give it a shot? Working with this offered certain advantages like filling up plains very quickly. I soon had to solve some issues though like plains becoming too spotty. But I guess new born eyes always cry with pain. This one, my third attempt, is reasonable enough I think. The chair in the back I kept a little lighter than it appeared to be. This way it underligns the heavy lighting coming from the window in the back. Still some learning and mastering to do. Satin Fetish On of the reasons to take satin as a subject was for its squarish, edgy folds creating abrupt tonal shifts. On the other hand it can also show soft gradients. It goes beyond saying I took a cubist approach, subte as it may be. The satin sheets I used before. I had a pink and a blue one. This one is the latter and I might want a bigger one. The lady at the market who sold them probably considered me to be a pervert. The model by the way, is my regular Indian model, also posing for my last drawing. Art Graf soft carbon pencil drawing (wash) on Strathmore Mixed Media (22.9 x 30.5 cm). Artist: Corné Akkers
Satin – 11-07-21 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2021. This art piece , which is part of the Drawings - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as . The genre portrayed in this piece of art is . The artwork was created in . The size of the original art is 23 (inches) H x 30 (inches) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: arte, art, arta, artista, artiste, artist, seni, sanat, kunst, فن, 艺术, कला, corne, akkers, corneakkers, clairobscur, creative, inspiration, dutch, artgraf, finearts, graphite, iloveart, kunst, desnudo, drawing, pencildrawing, pencil, potlood, bleistift, crayon, impression, realism, cubiste, kubisme, искусство, cubismo, cubistic, kubistisch, kubist, アート, الرسم, кубизм, Κυβισμός, kubismi, lập thể, 입체파, ਘਣਵਾਦ, مذهب, קוביזם, 立體主義, キュビズム, արվեստ, művészet.
My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ a variety of styles that all have one thing in common: the ever search for the light on phenomena and all the shadows and light planes they block in. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is not the form or the theme that counts but the way planes of certain tonal quality vary and block in the lights. Colours are relatively unimportant and can take on whatever scheme. It is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. I combine figurative work with the search for abstraction because neither in extremo can provide the desired art statement the public expects from an artist. Besides all that, exaggeration and deviation is the standard and results in a typical use of a strong colour scheme and a hugh tonal bandwith, in order to create art that, when the canvas or paper would be torn into pieces, in essence still would be recognizable.
I teach art (drawing / painting) at Voorburg, Netherlands where I have my second studio next to my first at The Hague, Netherlands, where I live.