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Wag the Dog – 26-09-21 by Corne Akkers

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Drawing, Pencil/Colored Pencil on Paper
11.7 inch x 8.3 inch

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About This Work

Art Deco Feel Wag the dog was the first title that came to mind when I saw this beautiful photo. It stems from the 1930s I think. It has this incredible art deco feel about it. However, this was not the first thing that struck me. It was the little dog lingering about her shoulder blades. It was some time ago I did my last pareidolia drawing so it was time to do another one. Last one was my graphite pencil drawing ‘The Venus of The Hague – 09-07-21’ by the way. Deviation In the drawing I kept the lower part lighter than the top section. I felt I had to put the stress there. Beside that, I like these soft gradients from dark to light. It also contasts the abrupt tonal value shifts from the arms to the dark negative space around them quite nicely. Another reason for these gradients was the possibility to embed the female figure into the negative space. This way her contour delineations are cancelled in the mid section, giving full attention to the german shepherd puppy. Dog’s Breed The dog’s breed was not evident at first sight though. The black spot in his belly directly to the right of her spine came as a natural association. The black snout was all the more reason to turn it into a german shepherd. A striking feature might be the tail. It is a bit fluffy for such a dog. Evidentially I could not narrow the section of her deltoid muscle too much. One Aninal Only Unlike the aforesaid drawing I tucked in a single animal. I saw some more. There was another puppy and a head of an owl for that matter. Somehow I thought only a single animal was enough to get the best of both worlds: art deco chiaroscuro lighting with a mild surrealist touch. Wufff! Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 4B) on Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers

Corne Akkers


Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

1969, born in Nijmegen. 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 favori... More


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Artwork Details

Type: Drawing
Medium: Pencil/Colored Pencil
Support Type: Paper
Artwork Height: 11.7 inch
Artwork Width: 8.3 inch
Depth: 0.1 inch
Weight: 0.1 lbs

Ready to Hang: No
Framed: No
Year Created: 2021
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: Low right

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