The realization of the work begins with a classic study drawn from a live model, made with HB black stone and white Conté pencil, on a grey mottled Canson paper, grape size (50x65cm).
A sketch from this drawing is then drawn in pastel, sanguine and sepia on the blank linen canvas. It allows to define the final composition, to delimit the different zones of values, to lay down the line.
Contrary to the preparatory sketch which tries to be faithful to the observation, the intervention of the color gives place to a freer reinterpretation of the subject tending towards the abstraction. The color is applied in broad, geometric strokes, breaking down the light like a prism.
Like the gray paper of the preparatory drawing, the color of the raw linen canvas (the preparation is transparent) serves as a reference shade for the coloring of the light and shadow areas.