This drawing won Best of Show at the 7th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
It was a life study example in a drawing class I taught at RIT in Rochester, NY.
I was trying to demonstrate to the students the usefulness of the background in creating a narrative concept within a their work, even if it was just a study. I drew from a photo of myself and placed my image in the background creating a tension between the two portraiture's.
This is a charcoal and graphite drawing.
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