Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sketchbook Stories :Degas Inspired

If I had to choose, I would say that Edgar Degas is one of my favourite artists. I love his work and I am totally smitten with his ballerina paintings.




As part of our design team assignment on Anything But a Card challenge in May, we had to create a project inspired by the masters and needless to say I chose Degas..

While researching for my project I came upon some rough sketches of ballerinas done by him and that is my inspiration for this sketch/painting.

I used a photo of a real ballerina for reference.This was done on book paper using Pigma Micron pens, Gesso and coloured pencils. I know that I have a long way to go with regards to my art, but I was pretty happy with this one.

Cheers
Pallavi

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Art Journal Journey -Masculine/feminine

 

26 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful We have a challenge going on Art Journal Journey for masculine-feminine, and this would fit beautifully if you would like to link it. http://art-journal-journey.blogspot.de/ Valerie

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the link.Will definitely add the link.Have a happy weekend.:-)

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  2. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey, and hope to see you and your lovely work again! Valerie

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  3. this is absolutely beautiful and I'd love to see more!

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  4. This is so stunning, Pallavi. Just love it.

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  5. This is so beautiful! Great that you have linked to Art Journal Journey Challenge Pallavi!
    I often saw your beautiful profile photo on different blogs I visited ..
    I am happy that I found your art- blog now!
    Welcome to Art Journal Journey!
    xxx
    Susi

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  6. This is a great figure study. Keep up the hard work! :D

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  7. Wow beautiful!! Love it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. wow,this sketch its amazing,love your art.

    oxo jeannette

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  9. This is an amazing sketch with a wonderful pose

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. This is beautiful! It's nice how the white of the gesso is more opaque than the skin colour as it makes her skin look translucent and delicate.

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  11. How beautiful! I love the artwork of Degas too and it's lovely to see your Degas inspired piece!

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  12. I love this. What a gorgeous sketch. And love how you did it on book paper.

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  13. very nicely done, wonderful inspiration!

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  14. Beautifully sketched :-) I just had similar inspiration & posted it on my blog. check it out & thanks. keep up the good work.

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  15. Your Degas inspired painting is stunning!

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  16. Welcome to SS! Wonderful work - your Degas inspired painting is wonderful and filled with emotion. Well done! :)

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  17. Hello from Art Journal Journey.
    Everything about what you created here is really wonderful!!!
    oxo

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