April 9, 2012

I Dance because….

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This is my inspiration picture for this drawing.



Contour drew the dancer in…..and listened to how she wanted to be drawn.  I’d already decided she wasn’t going to be sketched.

 

I wanted to draw flowers like Alisa Burke, (all free-handed).  I almost did them all that way.



My idea was to make the figure BOLD (using markers) and the background soft (using watercolor pencils).



It took a lot of restraint to keep those background flowers all light in color. I would’ve rather they were more vibrant….but the point of the picture would’ve been lost.



This was fun!  Still in my whimsey- color- mode.   May just stay this way for awhile.

9 comments:

Susan said...

This is fantastic! Although you started with the dancer, she sort of evolved. Very clever!

Trece said...

I was just thinking of you!! Hope your Easter was wonderful! I love this drawing - you expressed her heart, I think!

Eden said...

Susan and Trece- Thanks so much for your kinds words! And Yes, we had a wonderful Easter :D

Emily Lagore said...

Just gorgeous!! Love your restraint with the watercolour background and especially love the background circles!! They kind of look like pan watercolours!

Lynda Alsford said...

Wow that is really amazing! I love it! Gorgeous.

Eden said...

Emily and Lynda- thanks so much for your kind comments!! And Emily your right about the pan watercolours...just adding color along the way! Haha

Alex said...

WOW!!! This is amazing! On so many, many levels. Thank you, most of all, for sharing your process.

Eden said...

Thank You Alex :D

Doda Smith said...

I love how the figure brings more colour to the flowers! Awesome!

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