sketch #2 by myra anderson
First, it was so sweet of Mr. Anderson (that's what I call my husband Harvey sometimes) anyway, it was so sweet of Mr. Anderson to go out and buy me an automatic pencil sharpener. I have many packs of unopened pencils - but no sharpener. Now, armed with newly sharpened pencils I decided to 'lay down some lines' or do some pencil drawings. (I have only done three pencil drawings in my life.)
Well, I rather enjoyed it! But there were areas that I wish I could make darker. Lo and behold I opened up a book! *I found out that there is something called 'a carbon pencil' that gives you darker lines. *The artist also said that he drew the entire figure before he added the clothing. Duh! Why didn't he tell me that before I put her other leg in the wrong place! Off to the store for carbon pencils and other drawing pencils!!
A quote from the web
Photo by Rick Elkins
'the ballet is truly timeless'
It took me a while to 'see' that the two ballerinas in this beautiful photo were in the same pose as the ballerinas in the Degas. This photo by Rick Elkins portrays the kind of beauty I hope to one day bring to my paintings of the ballet. 'A thousand miles to go.'