I am a follower and avid reader of Elise's blog the Royal Ballet and I mentioned some time ago that I used to enjoy sketching ballet dancers. I just love the way their bodies move and verge on obsession with pointe shoes!! She , very flatteringly, asked me to do some sketches for her blog. Well, its a long time since I sketched anything, but I decided to give it a go.
I spent this afternoon hidden away with my pencil and water colour pad trying to do some drawings of dancers. These are my first efforts. Some I like, others I am not so keen on.But, what I have discovered is that I enjoy drawing and am going to continue so that I get better.
I hope you like them and I would recommend a visit to Elise - her blog is fascinating.
Please click on them to ge a better look as they are a bit on the pale side.
Having looked at them on the blog.... they are very faint. I will have to have a go with pen and ink I think, Elise, but I will try again. I feel a bit embarrassed putting them on here... please don't worry if you don't like them!