Croquis in French means ‘a sketch’. It is a quick and sketchy drawing of a live model. Model is changing poses very often; poses are from 10 seconds (yes, 10 seconds!) up to 4/5 minutes.

To me, my croquis drawings are a form of a personal freedom. I grew up in a culture where nudity was something to be avoided; something shameful and sinful. I was liberated from it with art. My drawings represent the vulnerability, courage and beauty of each and every one of us.

Justyna

Sensing the feelings

With croquis the whole point is not the draw the perfect representation of reality! It is rather to show feelings, lines and the movement of the body. The essence of croquis is about expressing feelings I see in a specific person I draw.

In March and April 2021 I created a „21 days of Femininity” project on my Instagram, using a hashtag #21daysoffemininity . I created 21 different artworks connected with the topic of femininity. In this project I wanted to celebrate vulnerability, courage and beauty of each and every one of us.

I started working with nudity after I moved to Denmark. To me, my art is a form of personal liberation. I grew up in Poland in a culture where nudity was something to be avoided; something shameful and sinful. My art freed me from this belief.

I work with a croquis technique. Croquis in French means ‘a sketch’ and it is a quick and sketched drawing of a living model. Positions are from 30 seconds up to 4/5 minutes. Croquis is not about drawing the perfect representation of reality! It is about showing emotions, lines and movement of the body.

All the artworks are already sold, but I offer high quality prints of selected artworks.

Prices for high quality prints: size A4 – 400 dkk, Size A3 – 500 dkk a piece. Prints are made on 100% cotton, Hahnemühle paper in a very high quality. Each print is in limited collection and signed by me. I print my artworks myself on a professional printer I invested in, so I check quality of each print.

You can also order a commission of an original piece in soft pastels. Prices can vary depending on the number of pieces ordered and sizes (can be up to 50×70 cm). Prices: from 800 – 1000 dkk a piece.

Contact me if you want to buy a copy. Head over to my Instagram account to see other artworks from the collection.

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