Illuminated Figure I by Jordan Eastwood
Pastel drawing on Canvas, Subject: People and portraits, Expressive and gestural style, One of a kind artwork, Signed on the back, Ready to hang, Size: 80 x 80 x 1.5 cm (unframed), Materials: Pastels
Part of a new series of artworks that are drawn on to a round canvas and sealed with acrylic binder, meaning it is ready to hang as it is. The artwork depicts a seemingly distressed man with his face blurred upwards, symbolising a sort of philosophical ascension or illumination. The drawing was created using a range of black and white pastels, on a circular canvas. I choose to draw in greytone to emphasise the values, creating dramatic lighting and a deep atmosphere. The resulting image is realistic, yet expressive.