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Give me wings ... by baranoshiko Give me wings ... by baranoshiko
... and I would soar

This was started as a study of the back when a person is bending, and the morphed into a dancer.

As I was drawing this, I was strongly reminded, and influenced, by a book I read as a child. The book is all in black and white and tells the story of a ballet dancer from the time she first started as a young girl, to her performance in Swan Lake to her years as an older woman teaching ballet. I remember that she always wore a black leotard while others wore white and grey. I can't remember the name and really want to find the book again.

As a couple of side notes - her hands took so long, but came out wonderfully and ballet slippers are a lot harder to draw than you think they are.

Art (c) me

Please comment and let me know what you think!


EDIT: I think I figured out the book ... The Gilded Bat by Edward Gorey ... I think ...
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Neko-Emi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Looks awesome! I love it.

Good luck finding that book!
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baranoshiko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Thanks! I've already begun a search to find it (or the title at least ...)
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KoriFaye Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
I think you did a pretty good job with this :) I hope you'll find that book again. I'd love to read it too ^-^
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