Daydreams by Shawn Falchetti | Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Lines

Our latest Strokes of Genius art competition and its accompanying book Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Line feature even more great art, including Shawn Falchetti’s Daydreams.

Best of Drawing, Daydreams by Shawn Falchetti

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!

Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Lines

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