This is one of a number of personal commissions I’ve received in the past.

In the context of my own techniques, these are all drawings that are made with pencils ranging from 10 H to 6 B.

Nothing can be erased in such drawings, otherwise the structure of the paper will be destroyed. This is the case particularly in lighter areas. If I make a mistake while I’m drawing, even though I am almost at the end, I genuinely have to throw the drawing away and start again. The white areas must be totally preserved. These X-Ray pictures took 120 hours to complete.

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A colleague of mine commissioned me to make a drawing of his wife for a special occasion. A special drawing as a special gift! Not as detailed as a technical illustration, but more warmly appreciated for the emotions conveyed in it.