Friday, June 25, 2010

Capturing moving Legong dancer

I took a life drawing workshop from a dutch artist, Noella Roos, who lives here in Bali. We worked large—3' x 4', on the floor, with charcoal. It was challenging for me because I never use charcoal and never work this large. The model continued to dance as we attempted to captured the initial "S" shape of her body—shoulders, spine and hips and then work from there. An afternoon of crawling around on the floor with charcoal—what a mess!

14 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

You certainly captured the sense of movement! Sounds like you had fun.

laura said...

Fabulous--I agree, this sketch really does describe movement; the lines are so sinuous.

Janene said...

Excellent and very fluid!

Irene said...

A charcoally mess, maybe, but what a gorgeous, flowing result!

raena said...

I hope you think the mess was as worth it as I do! Love this!

sue said...

Awesome--I love this! You did a wonderful job of capturing her!

donnamcm said...

Wow Jen, I love this! Do you have anymore to share? I want to hear all about this workshop when you get home.

marancat said...

So glad you are well again. Lovely sketches, as usual! I so enjoy the way that you capture the different atmosphere of Bali.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Great to break out of our comfort zones! This has wonderful movement...

jim said...

Good work!

Dan Kent said...

Wow! What a sense of movement! It is often hard to change scale, but you did this perfectly. Excellent!

Barbara Weeks said...

But what fun! Your sketch says it was worth it!

travelingsuep said...

I love the rooster painting, I love the looseness of lines and colours.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun....and what beautiful results you achieved!