Michelle’s Window by Michelle M. Roseland | Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Line

From our latest Strokes of Genius art competition we are featuring Michelle M. Roseland’s Michelle’s Window, from Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Line.

Best of Drawing, Michelle's Window by Michelle Roseland

Graphite on Stonehenge paper, 19″ x 29″ (48cm x 74cm)

Here’s what Michelle M. Roseland says about her art:
This graphite drawing is from a reference photograph that I shot when visiting a museum on the west coast of Florida. I used a 28mm lens on my Canon AE-1 SLR camera, which accounts for the strong diagonals and geometry of this work. To capture the subtle natural light of this window and stairwell, I used Faber-Castell’s full range of graphite pencils from a 9H (extremely hard, lightvalue lead) to an 8B (for the rich soft blacks). I chose to shade in one direction, which can reveal strokes of line in the darker values of this drawing.

Michelle M. Roseland’s piece Michelle’s Window 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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