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vhere 04-12-2019 02:22 PM

indian dancer

A group I belong to had an Indian dance expert model and talk about the history and moves of her particular style of dance. Most of the time she was constantly moving, talking about the stamping rhythm, the meaning of the hand gestures and the design of the costume - fascinating but SO difficult to sketch!

She's a doctor by day and once a week she dances.

Finally we asked if she could sit down for us and let us catch our breath :)

Fantastic night sketching lovely colours and lots of gold. I used a fountain pen and Caran d'Ache Neocolour II with some cheap waxy watersoluble crayons from Lidl (? they were a present so not certain if Lidl or Aldi)

jstarn 04-18-2019 10:49 PM

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How on EARTH did you manage to suggest all the subtle intricacy of the dress textures and layers and embroidery so effectively?!

That's what I try so hard to do an so often fail at...suggesting just enough texture and detail that the eye completes it.

vhere 04-19-2019 03:01 AM

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thnk you :) I had no choice I had to work so fast! using the Caran d'Ache helped as it covered largish areas at a time. As her costume was so vivid I only used pen and 3 colours plus waterbrush so not worrying about subtle colour changes etc - magenta, deep viridian and a gold

Joan T 05-06-2019 06:46 PM

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Oh, the colors on her clothing are so fun!!! She must have been so great to sketch even if she was moving.

vhere 05-07-2019 04:01 AM

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yes she was great to draw :) and the colours and gold were beautiful. also her movements

otherworlder 05-07-2019 10:43 AM

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These are lovely! Sketching a constantly moving dancer must be some serious challenge, but you have produced great work capturing the movement and energy of the dancer.

vhere 05-07-2019 06:31 PM

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thank you :) it really was a challenge!

Munin Raven 05-28-2019 12:11 PM

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great costumes, and lovely notes to boot! :)

eyepaint 06-02-2019 12:27 PM

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How challenging with the intricate clothing details and her moving constantly! Well done!!

vhere 06-03-2019 02:49 AM

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thanks :)

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