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!
Such special, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
It is always so refreshing to see new art from you! Your characters have a life of their own, something intangible that I find hard to pinpoint, but it makes each one unique and special. Lovely!
Hi Judee, Thank you!
Hi Lesley, Thanks for your nice comments. I thought I had responded to your comment but I don’t see it here so I guess I didn’t! Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I visited your website and love, love, love your art. Its beautiful! Thank you!
HI there! So good to see you posting! I’m visiting from Seth’s Art Blog Directory.. 🙂 I hope your grey days brighten up soon! Hugs! deb
Thanks, Deb. I’m sure the gray days will be ending soon enough!
Girl, you have talent 😛
thank you for visiting my site. Your comments are much appreciated!