The Dance

Since my first ballerina drawing, I wanted to do another. The posture and skin shading was well worth doing again. I thought of trying to go a more traditional route (on a stage), but my pencils said otherwise. There was a LOT of erasing when it came time to do the background portions, but it turned out alright in the end.

This was the final artwork for 2017. The signature was placed 4 hours before midnight. This piece wrapped up a pretty creative year.  The holiday was extremely hectic, so I was only just now able to post it.

Since I actually made it in time, this work will be going into the book.  I didn’t think I would make the deadline, but I did!  *hooray for me!*

The reference photo is found here.

Time: about 40 hours
Size: 45 x 70 cm

Reflex 4R paper
Faber-Castell and Hi-Uni Pencils
Pebo Kneaded Eraser
Graphite powder (Koh-I-Noor graphite stick and a sandpaper block)
Electric Eraser
Various Brushes

Progress Photos:

Leave some thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.