A Love Story by Timothy W. Jahn | Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives

This week we are featuring Timothy W. Jahn’s A Love Story from our Strokes of Genius art competition in Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives.

Strokes of Genius 3, A Love Story

Charcoal and white pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes | 20″ x 13″ (51cm x 33cm)

Here’s what Timothy W. Jahn says about his artwork:
The Moroccan lamp and cloth sparked the idea for this drawing. A Love Story is showing you a collection of prized possessions of a well-traveled man. In the center is his most cherished memory: the photo of his beloved. As the concept for this drawing developed, I added different objects to give depth to the character. I did a very light line drawing to solidify the composition. I next observed and recorded the most extreme values, then carefully massed in the highlights and patterns of shadow. This helps make rendering each object a bit easier, as the direction of the light and the parameters under which I will execute the drawing are clearly established.

Timothy W. Jahn’s piece A Love Story appeared in Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives, published by North Light Books in 2011. Enter the competition here for your chance to appear in Strokes 5 & win other prizes!

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