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Untitled by John W Wells

Untitled by John Wells
Accession Code: wu0334w
Title: Untitled
Date completed:
Medium: Drawing
Location Name: Medical Teaching Centre

This drawing is an intimate study of a young girl absorbed in writing or drawing. Many artists use the practice of life drawing as a way of keeping their hand/eye co-ordination at a high level. At times, it can be almost automatic and many exhibitions will feature a selection of the artist's drawings which will include such intimate studies of members of their immediate family as this.

The artist has made a quick ink drawing - merely outlining the girl's book - and then used an ink wash to add shadows and depth swiftly.