I learned early on that when the Great Masters drew a woman’s skin, apart from the extreme difficulty, because creating it is much more difficult; you need to create smooth velvety, skin in a soft light. In essence the Master created love, not in a sexual way, but CREATED LOVE from his heart, his mind, and his soul. The master poured all of his emotion into creating the woman’s skin that he was able to feel the warmth of her touch and the tenderness of her heart.
By building and layering my graphite to build the tone and contrasts subtly, I hope to create soft tender skin as the Great Masters have done before me.
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