* Image from HERE
Made the image black and white because it’s easier to see where to shade that way.
Then I started on the shoes. Lots of texture and folds in the slippers and the foot.
I love to see the progression of a picture….all lined up… neatly in a row.
If I did not have a picture to work from I could not sketch….not at all. Or if I did, it would lack a lot of detail. They say if you can sketch from life, then you are bringing your perceptions of the subject onto the picture. It would be stamped with a bit of their personality as witnessed by the artist. All I know is…. there’s no way I’d even consider asking a ballerina to hold this stance for 4 days! LOL!!
I think I’ve done it again: I made the left leg skinnier. This is why figures are so much easier to draw. Because I can get away with these imperfections. Faces can’t handle too much change to remain intact enough to look like the person. A millimeter here and there adds up to a lot on a face.
Ok….it’s time for some color and some doodling!