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Graceful Dancer

Another sketch to improve my painting speed, this dancer turned out very nicely. I used a photo for reference of the pose, but to challenge myself, I completely changed the viewing angle up and to the left more than 30 degrees, and gave her one stage-level, off-left spotlight and a rim light. Despite the complexity of the pose, I maintained the difficult speed crunch that I wanted to force myself into, with just 30 minutes. I love the motion and grace in her body, muscles rendered just enough to show her athleticism. I’m very proud of how she turned out.

A 30-minute Sketch of a Dancer


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