Sunday, December 23, 2007

9 ladies dancing

Here is the entry for 9 ladies dancing, one lady dancing and the other eight in the wings looking for their toe shoes. This is my second foray into drawing people doing things and this was a little bit harder, as this dancer wanted to show off knees and ankles and collarbones. No hiding behind aprons and gumboots for her, so I had to pay more attention to proportion. I doubt that she would make the Royal Winnipeg Ballet troop, as she seems to lack the statuesque leg length required. But she has a good hairstylist. This was done with watercolor tube paints and Caran d'Ache watercolor pencils, and Pigma pen. The whole project is going a lot slower than I had planned, because I seem to be spending too much time in the kitchen. But homemade chocolate truffles are perhaps worth the time and effort, and I will persevere.
Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this blog. To those who comment, thank you for your support and encouragement. It means the world to me. To those who don't comment, thank you for visitingand I hope you left with a smile. May you all have a joyous season and a wonderful year to come.


Penny said...

Thanks for looking Lynn, I love your ballet girl and your maids a milking, it doesnt matter that you havent done any life drawing, sometimes just drawing is the fun part.
Kangaroo Island is magic, they had bad bush fires last week which burnt out most of the National parks, but where we are we can see the sea, walk the beach and be part of a small community.

Unknown said...

Great artwork!

Anonymous said...

what a good idea, i've also seen the milk girl, how about the other 7 ladies? what would be like if you put them together? I am eager to see.