Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Illustration Friday: Gesture

This was the first idea that came to mind when this week's topic came up. Even though I tried out a couple of other ideas, I kept coming back to this one.
With this illustration, I wanted to focus on the gesture of the ballerina's body, as well as the style of drawing technique, which I would consider gesture-like, but not truly a gesture drawing.
BTW, I know a female ballet dancer is called a ballerina, but what is a male ballet dancer called?
Created with brushes and India ink.


Cathy Holtom said...

Ballerino in Italian is the masculine of ballerina, danseur is the word mostly used. I like your abstract in the previous post too!

Sandra said...

Right on! You did capture "gesture".

Melissa said...

I like this one a lot. Very nice "gesture."

David R. Vallejo said...

Thanks for the info, Cathy. I always wondered that.
Thanks, Sandra and Melissa for your kind words.

Alex said...

fantastic pose! She definitely looked like a swan there =) your sketch is perfect!