For many who are not familiar with my Thursday drawings . . . after a subject is selected I draw for 1/2 hour each week over a period of a dozen weeks or so to complete the subject that was picked out. The process is mainly to keep up my drawing skills, but also to discipline myself to focus on details and draw what I see, not what I think is there. The drawings are done by hand w/o the use of a grid.
For my next drawing I selected a ballerina that I fell in love with. I definitely need practice with figures and portraits, so this particular piece will give me both. One decision that was made was whether to draw on white paper w/graphite or black paper w/white chalk since the background is going to be dark stage curtain folds. I decided it would have a better appearance with graphite throughout the piece, so white Strathmore drawing paper was selected. Edges (hard and soft) will play an important part in helping to define the focal point.
Here is the first workout #1 of “Classic” – hope you will enjoy the process on this piece. LOL, I know some of the proportions are out of whack – oh may they are, which is okay, they’ll be adjusted as time goes on because I need to get her to “grace” the page. Thanks for looking in . . .