“Horny Art” Monique van Doorn, born in the Netherlands, is living the life as an Artistic Nomad. As an artist she is well known for her Sensual Charcoal Art and had several successful solo expositions in different locations such as the Caribbean, Barcelona and worked together with galleries around the world like Art Fusion In Miami and Art Square Amsterdam. Her love for nature and art were her inspiration for her drawings. She used pencil and gold paint. The name Horny Art is carefully chosen; her goal is to tease, trigger and provoke just like she does with her sensual Charcoal Art
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Here is a little 3 hour skull drawing I did after figure class on Tuesday evening. I was mostly focusing on creating the illusion of depth through edge quality and the level of information I was using. When I want to learn something (art or just anything in life), I try to focus on just a few things. If I had tried to learn the anatomy of the skull, replicate exactly the value structure, perfect the drawing, learn to use a new medium, focus on mark making, etc. all at once I would not have learned as much about any specific element of drawing. Honing my attention in on very specific tasks helps me grow my skill faster.
In areas of the skull that were further away from me I was over softening edges to make those areas "out of focus." I also truncated my value range--didn't go as dark or as light as I could in those areas. That is called "atmospheric perspective" and it emulates how things in the distance appear (like a far away mountain). I also feel that our peripheral vision does not appear to have as deep darks or as bright lights, so it also indicates these areas are not focal points. I also included more information on the closest points and the points of interest to me: the closer cheekbone, the eye socket, the nearest teeth, the light side of the jaw and chin. In these areas I put in more nicks in the skull, information about the smaller forms and darker, sharper outlines.
Prismacolor Tuscan Red ColErase, a cream pastel pencil and General's white chalk on Strathmore gray toned paper. 9 x 9" Private collection.