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'The Shirt' © David J Vanderpool

Drawing in Graphite Pencil

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'The Shirt' © David J Vanderpool

'The Shirt' © David J Vanderpool

David J Vanderpool
Perhaps this isn't a figure drawing, strictly speaking, but it does show how effectively 'props' - in this case a simple striped shirt - can be used in a drawing. It isn't added as an afterthought, but is an integral part of the image, its pattern adding contrast and interest against the smooth skin. Also note the fine texture of the background - it too has been fully developed and drawn with as much care as any more complex parts of the image.

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