Sunday, 10 March 2013

Observational Drawing: Dancers at the Space

This is the culmination of the last 3 weeks of drawing dancers at The Space  (Dundee College) every Wednesday morning. the session usually lasts about 2 hours and involves me and who ever else who wishes to attend sitting at the edge of classical ballet or contemporary technique and choreography as well as freestyle classes and sometimes rehearsals. The dancers also sometimes take breaks to stretch or listen to tutors, and sometimes they take part in solo rehearsals.

After scanning the drawings i've tried to test my memory of anatomy by drawing over the sketches digitally to produce more complete studies of some select poses. I intend to continue doing both the observational drawing and continue to finish off selected poses regularly to provide myself with regular quick and accurate human figure drawing skills, and to widen my knowledge of the capabilities of a dancers' bodies with a view to finishing Dancing Nina to the best of my ability.


  1. The digital paint ups of these look fantastic, I love the foreshortening in the last one. These will look great in a frame at the degree show.

    Great work.


  2. Awesome shtuff Slava, really nice :D

    1. Thank you also, It's about the one thing i have out of a year's work on this film that i'm proud of *gross sobbing*