March 18, 2011
The blank page…..we all have ‘em and we all have to deal with ‘em. But I think of it more as a “clean slate”, a chance to try again, to mend my ways, to re-do, to learn from my mistakes. It's also like a free pass, a bonus, benny, a do-over, those kinds of things.
Since I can always use some sketch practice, I went off to find something interesting to sketch. I stumbled upon this ballet picture on line. Simple enough, 2 legs, a couple knees and two toe shoes.
But the real challenge is making them look real, bringing this two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional image. I’m trying to see the shading in blocks or sections and work from there.
Back in my “flash dance” days, I had a huge crush on Mikhail Baryshnikov. Wow!! This guy could DANCE! I appreciate the grace in which he performed, but I’m not a huge fan of men in tights. If I were, I’d be drawing that instead! LOL!
I’m growing quite attached to these little Stumps (or Tortillions). If you sketch at all, I highly recommend them, you will not believe how much control these give you as you shade in your areas.
I would’ve preferred to have this all completed by now and not do a two part post…but I think these pointe shoes are gonna take me a week to complete!! But then again, maybe not. I’ll need to revisit my Tutu post to remember the tricks I used there.
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden