Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dancing With the Stars EDM Question "How do you draw people?"

The answer to the question is practice! Don't worry if your results are not wonderful. Keep at it!
This series of drawings was done last night in front of the TV. I've never watched Dancing With the Stars before. My mother-in-law was looking forward to the new season. I had the urge to sketch, so began! I think the fellow in the first one came out best. It was fun to try to do them quickly! Since most of my figure work is done with nude models it was interesting to try to get the clothing in motion. I have a series of little dancers in mind for a glass project so it was good practice.













16 comments:

Miley said...

YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME !!!

Miley

suzanne said...

Wow...please tell me you have Tivo and were able to pause the TV. These sketches are amazing. You've gotten the proportions so well! Love them all, but especially the bottom one.

Arty Velarde said...

Lyn, I love these, you really got the movement!

shirley said...

Love all of these - especially the woman in the last one. What a great idea to sketch from the TV program...will have to check the schedule.

vickylw said...

What wonderful life you have put into drawings of such transient subjects! I am amazed and awed!

Lin said...

WOW!!! THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lyn said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments, I think its on again tonight. I may give it another try!
Lyn

Nina Johansson said...

Great sketches, you really managed to capture the dance!

Lynn said...

Excellent sketches! You really captured the sense of graceful movement.

Penny said...

Lovely movement in these sketches. I also love what you are doing with glass. I have made glass beads in the past with a wonderful "glass" man who lives on Kangaroo Island, he is a master in several aspects of glass and I love what he does.
Thanks for your comment .

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What fun your drawings are - how do you work so quickly with their leaning, spiralling, leaping, the affectation, the sheer terror, and so on! I find some aspects of ballroom dancing very funny to watch. The TV show called 'So you can dance' or something like that has more variety and I really like that one.
w.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

These are terrific. Love the MOVEMENT you captured as well as figures!

Margie said...

Really neat! Did hearing the music influence your ability to capture the movement so well?

lyn said...
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lyn said...

Thanks Maggie,
Yes, whatever music I have on I try to have influence my line. I'll sometimes just doodle in time to the music.
Lyn

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

These are an excellent series of drawings.