Drawing has always played a major role in the work of Modigliani. Usually he painted what he saw, so the main part of the drawings was made from life. The Modigliani drawing is characterized by a refined line, which is demonstrated by such works as “Caryatid” and “Female head”.
As for the Modigliani sculptures, they were most often the product of the artist’s imagination, and the sketches for them were made in a freer, wider manner. Some quaintness and oddity distinguish them from the original drawings. The artist’s favorite technique was a pencil, although sometimes he painted in chalk, charcoal, pastel, and ink.