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Dancing Across the Canvas

 

Exams have started, and consequently I find myself with a lot of “free” time.  As a result I have finally started a new picture.  It is (nominally) of a girl dancing, and as a teaser I give you the girl’s dress, with some of the original sketch showing.  It will probablystill be some time in the making, but I hope the final image will be worthwhile.

I find myself missing traditional, non-digital mediums.  Judging colour, getting the right level of sharp edge but smooth blending and so forth is more challenging with Photoshop than one would expect, and it’s taking me a while to get the hang of it.  I still haven’t quite found the best way to approach digital art.  That said, the advantages are great, and I have no doubt that were I to sketch or paint the limitations thus imposed would also frustrate me.

The grass is always greener…

6 Comments

  1. Marius Marais
    Posted 21 May ’07 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Hmm… She seems to be holding some sort of mask/que? :)

  2. Posted 21 May ’07 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Indeed she is holding a mask. It will make more sense with reference to her dance partner, who is not visible here. It is however important that she is holding the mask, and not wearing it…

  3. Meg B.
    Posted 21 Sep ’07 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    she’s beautiful

  4. Posted 21 Sep ’07 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Meg B’s comment has drawn my attention back here for the first time in months. As those of you close to me know, our residence burnt down in August, taking my computer with it. As a result this image is all I have left of this painting, so I suspect it will not progress further. On the plus side I will get a new Wacom drawing tablet this week, so I’ll at least be able to draw again.

  5. Posted 28 Mar ’09 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m officially a new fan of your art, I’m so happy I found your blog! ;) Do you ever do sketches or drawings of brides or their dresses? If so, please let me know…I’d love to share with my readers. Have a great weekend!

    Sincerely,
    Jaime @ “It’s A Jaime Thing”
    http://www.itsajaimething.com

  6. Posted 28 Mar ’09 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    This is beautiful, by the way…can’t wait to see the finished product. ;)

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