Colored pencil and water-soluble crayon on sanded pastel paper | 12″ × 26″ (30cm × 66cm)
Here’s what Shawn Falchetti says about the artwork:
In Daydreams I used subtle color and tonal transitions created by delicate colored pencil layering to evoke a particular mood and atmosphere. Portions of the piece have up to 20 layers of color, while other areas have only a few, allowing the aubergine-toned paper to show through. To keep the focus on the figure, I used the crisp lines of the sheet folds to create movement, leading the viewer’s eye across the piece.
Shawn Falchetti’s piece Daydreams appeared in Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Lines, to be published by North Light Books in 2012. Enter the competition here for your chance to appear in Strokes 5 & win other prizes!