Continuing with my drawing on Classic, today the ballerina finally had some attention given to her.
Before I started drawing, the frisket was removed. That was the easy part, the hard part was some of the sticky stuff on the back-side of the frisket stuck to the paper (oh for goodness sake, are you kidding?) and in certain spots I was unable to remove glue-like substance. I’ll continue to work on it to get as much off as possible. What I loved about using the frisket though, when it came off the space for the ballerina was completely clean of graphite or charcoal – fantastic, leaving me with a very clean surface to draw with.
Here is what I accomplished today. First using graphite (2H) her legs and feet were drawn back in, there will be more work to do with these two areas, but for now it’s a guide for me later on. Second continuing with graphite (2H, HB, B) her hands, arms, head, hair and bodice were drawn in. What I love about taking photographs to post my progress, I can see very quickly and clearly what areas need work on and in this case a lot of refinement needs to take place with each of the areas worked on (length of her extremities, toning of her muscles, etc.). Third, the floor shadows and highlights (2H, 3b) were worked some more.
Hope you enjoy the young ballerina – thank you for looking in on the progress.