Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Eighth Drawing in my Series of Tap Dancers

Popping in here during my hiatus to post some in process shots of the tap dance drawing I just completed. This is the eighth drawing in the series and the ninth piece overall. (There is also one watercolor in the series.)

In process scan 1
tap dance drawing
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

The image above is the first scan in my series of in process shots. You can see I put in quite a bit of work before thinking to stop and record my progress.

In process scan 2
tap dance drawing
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

I started my work by focusing on the pant legs because I wanted to establish that large area of dark values so I would have both lights (the white of the paper) and darks to compare against when establishing my mid-values.

In process scan 3
tap dance drawing
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

Above I did more work on the pants, but also started the background. The background was the least interesting section of the drawing to work on. However, at times it was a welcome break from the challenge of the other sections.

In process scan 4
tap dance drawing
©2012 Stacy L. Rowan

In the image below you can see that I finally working on my favorite parts - the floor reflections and the shoes. Fun!

In process scan 5
tap dance drawing
©2012 Stacy L. Rowan

If you want to be one of the first to see the final drawing, go here and sign up for my newsletter. In the July edition you will find a short article about this drawing, including a scan of the finished work. This month I am also sharing photos of my studio space and a few sketches. The newsletter is scheduled to email on Tuesday, July 10th so don't wait!

Now I'm off to continue my hiatus with more fun in the sun. Hope you are having a great July!



3 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great job with the fabric :D

Robyn Sinclair said...

Wonderful the way you've stuck with this series, Stacy. You've achieved a beautiful body of work.

Stacy said...

Thank you for the compliments ladies! And sorry for my slow reply. I was off enjoying a few days at the beach with the family. Now back from vacation and trying to catch up on things. :)