Edgar Degas’ Ballerina – Shame on me!

First (extremely shoddy) attempt at drawing a human figure! But an attempt nonetheless (after years of procrastination). I have forever resisted the ‘How to draw Human Figures‘ lessons and the outcome is shamefully apparent! Oh how I hate a colorless book of egg and stick figures. But there ain’t no escaping now, is there? I am beginning to see a point in Picasso’s take on art ;-)

This one is (or was supposed to be) a classic Edgar Degas’ Ballerina. I drew it with tips from Francisco Asensio Cerver’s book on pastels. Again, its done in GIMP. I wonder what is it about GIMP I prefer over Corel Photo Paint.

The ballerina doesn’t look too pleased with the box chest I gave her :-o !

Degas' Ballerina

Degas' Ballerina in GIMP !

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10 thoughts on “Edgar Degas’ Ballerina – Shame on me!

  1. Instantly reminded me of DEGAS – Dancer bowing with a bouquet. (1877) In that book of mine.
    May not mean much if you look at the picture from a ‘classical’ angle!

  2. Great Masterpieces of World Art .
    D.M.Field .
    My husband showed me this book
    And my first painting is also from this book Monet impressionist .
    National galerie , Berlin .
    nice I felt !
    Keep it .

  3. Great Masterpieces of World Art .
    D.M.Field .
    My husband showed me this book
    And my first painting is also from this book by Monet impressionist .
    National galerie , Berlin .
    nice I felt !
    Keep it up.

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