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The Tango

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purchased from SOURCE

Time: approx 8 hours. 

Materials 8B, 4B, HB, H, 2H, kneaded eraser

I am so pleased with the way it turned out. My last drawing I kind of rushed through, so this time I made sure to take the time so I would be happy with the outcome. There were a lot of “firsts” for me in this drawing. This is the first time I’ve ever drawn folds and creases in pants (super challenging), the first time I drew a wooden floor, the first time I’ve ever used an 8B pencil (what can I say, I love contrasts, shading, utilizing a large array of values ;). Other things were familiar–the composition of the bottom half of figures, as well as figuring out the obvious light source (which always makes shadows & highlights easier as in the Ballerina sketch.)

I’ve also noticed my pictures are now much more complete than they have been in the past. When I drew my frogs, for example, I never added in any background elements, just a picture of a frog on a log/stick. Now, I’m trying to make drawings whole & complete by adding in background elements, even if it’s just shading (if that makes sense…sometimes I tend to ramble on..and on..)

I had so much fun drawing this, it was challenging, educational and pushed me to my limits.  Hope you enjoyed! 

P.S. Over the past week I’ve gotten so many kind comments on my blog. I appreciate every single one of them and through them I’ve been exposed to so many talented, inspirational, & beautiful art blogs 🙂 Thank you! 

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7 thoughts on “The Tango

  1. Beautiful! Don’t stop drawing! You are a bright star!

  2. Really nice. I love the way you focused in on the feet.

  3. Waoooo! So beautiful ! Love it❤❤❤

  4. Maria Salazar on said:

    Hi there,
    I really love your drawing, my dad is Argentinian so seeing this really gives me that tango feeling on the dance floor. Excellent job on your shading, creases, angles and everything else you mentioned, I really would like a printed copy if you decide to make this available.

    Best wishes on your pursuit in this art, you have been blessed with talent.

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