Yesterday! From my front door, looking up!
I’ve been sketching in a little book I’ve made myself. The pages are long and narrow 11.5×4.5 inches. I’ve been trying to fit the sketch onto the page and making the subject matter long and narrow too.
Then I started thinking of the old classic film, The “Children of Theatre Street” filmed in Russia about 1950 something or very early 60’s about the Vaganova school of ballet. I decided to make my figures beginning ballerinas! I don’t have the film anymore, wish I did!
Double page with two ballerinas. The one on the right I sketched her head on my work table cover paper several months ago. I cut it out and glued it on the page and added the little body.
This one must have decided to forego ballet class and explore the outdoors!
This one may be a grown up ballerina — but I copied her face from a fashion magazine — so she’s actually a model. I like to sketch from magazine photos – its so easy to see where the shading goes!