Like its companion drawing Esther, this work relies on lines to convey shape. The heavier, darker lines that outline the model, and define his legs were given added emphasis.
In respect to a classic drawing technique, form was created by the use of convex lines. Joining lines that lines that “curve out”, when drawing the human body helps convey mass and the illusion of underlying muscle.
The contrast between the busy lines that define the wicker chair and open spaces within the model, help create a perception of the mass of his body.