Again, the possibility of building up tones and highlights with the simple wax crayon amazes me. I wasn’t sure I could get the figure to appear on the surface of the green shape, if I started with my outline and then filled in the colours… So, I lightly coloured in the green square-ish shape, then added the outline of my figure, before layering up the greens, yellows, and whites… The final outline was accentuated using a black pastel crayon.

The composition feels serene, but the directionality of the figure is opposed to the reading direction of the music and how one’s (Western) eye might read the picture… I believe this causes a pleasant tension. The slightly off-side placement of the green backdrop adds to this tension by decentralizing the figure a little.

What does this say to you?

More to come…


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