Confession, since last Thursday I have worked on the drawing. Each time I walked past it another area called out to be worked, so one thing led to another and Classic was finished today.
Almost the entire drawing was since Classic #7. Here are a few of the areas: the bodice and skirt, her legs and feet were reshaped (they’ll forever haunt me because of the frisket sticking), her face was widened and refined, her left hand and arm slightly shorted, and the right hand/fingers extended a bit.
The tools and materials used in this piece: 12×9 Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper; pencils included charcoal, graphite (gave the reflective qualities on the floor) and carbon (on the drapes to flatten and push them back); a kneaded eraser, Blu Tack, and a Pentel Clic Eraser; blending accomplished with felt, tortillium and stumps. Let’s not forget frisket film that caused all the problems with the legs and feet (overall it’s effective, I need practice using it). A reference image used (taken by Bronwyn Chelius of pmp) although drawing free-hand changed the ballerina quite a bit.
Thank you for staying with the drawing project – it was a great learning piece. Here she is, Classic.