Another day of drawing...another tutu. I dedicate this one to my eldest daughter, Jessica, THE dancer in our family.
I was inspired to do this drawing by two other people. One by my pal artist Marian Fortunati http://marianfortunationpaintingdaily.blogspot.com/ who recently painted a tutu on her blog that I liked and I felt like doing one too.
The other, the masterful Neil Boyle http://www.neilboyle.com/who I had the pleasure of taking a few classes with some years ago. Mr. Boyle who is now unfortunately deceased, taught a great many students and did a great many paintings in his day, a very successful artist. Bar room brawls and saloon girls were a favorite of his collectors.
On my sickbed this week, I watched an old video of him on YOU TUBE giving a teaching demo from 1990 to a bunch of illustrators. He was hilarious and very good. I was impressed how he did a full body sketch painting in just over an hour talking and joking all the way to his peers. There was a frothy skirt similar to a tutu. Man, he kept it simple. Just blocked in the whole shadow side of the froth as one mass and left it alone.
When I saw this pic of a tutu to work from, I was reminded of him and Marian's piece and decided it would be a perfect chance for ME to perfect a big shadow mass of froth. I kind like how it came out.
Drawing time - about one hour.