I’ve always admired the beauty and grace of ballet dancers.
When I saw that Ivy Newport was going to be teaching an online study of Degas called, The Lovely Dancer, I jumped at the chance!
I tried to capture some of the ballet dancer’s style in quick gesture drawings with charcoal:
It makes me want to get up and twirl!
How about you? Do you like ballet?
Happy Friday! Cheers! 🙂
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I was doing some gesture drawings today with soft vine charcoal:
According to Wikipedia, the primary purpose of gesture drawing is to study the human figure in motion.
I did my sketches in 30 seconds or less:
And I used PoseManiacs.com as my reference for my drawings. This site is great because you can time the pose for 10 seconds or more!
Searching the internet I discovered an awesome YouTube video by Ryan Woodward – the gesture drawings are animated to music. It is really fun to watch so I hope you google it!
I really enjoyed this exercise! Do you practice gesture drawing on a regular basis? I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Drawing! 🙂