Amanda Noftsier – “Bear Study”


Graphite 12×13″

This bear skull study is a focus on the values between black and white, and the discernment needed to correctly identify them. Extreme black or white is used only in small instances in the drawing to emphasize the lights and shadows. I draw from life observation without the aid of technology. Working this way causes me to look critically at my work then look to the skull to judge it’s proportions, and back again to my work to make adjustments. This constant back and forth creates a connection of trust and respect between the skull and myself.

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