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Breathe

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Saved the reference image for this a long time ago. It was small and blurry. But I just hád to draw it.
It's just such a powerful image!
Had to fill in some details myself because of that, but overall I'm satisfied with how I managed (with my current skill level in mind). Thank god I know a bit about a dancer's anatomy! ;)

Am a little sorry I didn't draw this on smooth(er) paper in retrospect, since I don't much like how the grain scans and takes away from the details. :(
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this one though, and hope you guys will enjoy seeing it! :D

- Canson sketch paper A4
- 2H, HB and 2B pencils
- Erasers in all shapes, forms and sizes
- Backside of a lead holder to flatten the tooth of the paper around the lower skirt part
- Lots of breaths and love ;)

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SBdrawings's avatar
Nice 1 !! check out some of my work let me know what you think ok?
danya0626's avatar
Woooowwwwwww awsomeeeeeeee
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JackieBelonzo's avatar
Beautiful! the folds in the dress and the shadows are so great. wonderful job :)
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madre-superiora's avatar
this is perfect in every way: the vision, technique and the whole effect. Looks very professional.
LilaeaBluecoat's avatar
Thanks very much for those kind words! :D
prettyflour's avatar
This has been featured in my journal!
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LilaeaBluecoat's avatar
Thanks ever so much! :D
WhoMax's avatar
The shadows really create a cool style...
LilaeaBluecoat's avatar
Thank you! Glad you like the effect!
blanket86's avatar
Very good expression work!
LilaeaBluecoat's avatar
Thank you! I was lucky to find such an expressive reference!
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ginarsnape's avatar
This is really beautiful. Your shading brings out her musculature and you definitely capture movement with the skirt.
LilaeaBluecoat's avatar
Hi Gina! Good to see you popping by!
Thanks for the compliment, this is certainly one of my personal favorites! :heart:
Ankori's avatar
Beautiful drawing
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