Monday, March 13, 2006

Dancer drawing in progress....

This is another illustration I am working on in the vein of the "hoodie Chariot" I posted earlier. I am having a great time with these drawings so comment and let me know what you think.


Rose said...

i like your hoodie chariot drawings. they are very interesting and are definitely eye-catching, to say the least.

i like the dancer for several reasons: 1) she looks like she's supposed to be a ballet dancer, but i've never seen a ballet dancer portrayed like this, so it challenges you to leave your preconceived ideas of what a ballet dancer is supposed to look like.

2)she's somewhat rigid, yet soft and her pose although not graceful, exudes tenderness. it's kind of uncomfortable (in a positive way) to look at her because although her lines may be soft, her pose is very angular--not exactly what you would think a ballet dancer would do. (when i think about ballet dancers, i usually think of long, flowing moves.)

3) her body lines aren't perfectly symetrical, which I like. for example, her right hamstring is not as developed as her left (although she would likely be flexing the left hamstring since she's balancing on her left leg.) her right elbow is very sharp and her hands also caught my eye as well.

she's definitely not your typical dancer, but that's what i like about her. she catches my curiosity and makes me wonder about her history and what she's doing and why.

great piece, Phil. I'm loving your work. it's brilliant. thought-provoking. stimulating.


rick reese said...

alrighty, this is a cool drawing, caught my eye right off, my complaint is her right hand need some attention. Its a weird angle but it looks awkward and a little flat. Nice lines though, I like the angles etc

Ryan said...

I also noticed this one right away, It's pretty cool. I really like the strange pose and how she looks like a ballet dancer, but isn't really moving like one. I agree with Rick Reese, if you fix that hand the drawing will kicked up a notch.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I dig your stuff and will come back often!

Maleficium said...

Thanks to everyone for the comments. I will go back and fix that hand!!! lol