I did this little drawing (above) some time ago but I HAVE been drawing lately so it seems as if I am on the mend from my pinched nerve. As you know...I'm always looking for interesting ways to improve my art. Sometimes I look at a Degas and other artwork and I ask myself...what exactly did the artist do and how in the world did the artist do it!? There are two ways I plan to explore this matter. One way is to use...
COLORING BOOK PAGES
I uploaded this 'Degas coloring book page' to my ipad in order to paint it. Below is the original painting and I must say that I am having loads of fun trying to 'copy' (not exactly duplicate) the beautiful colors and textures that I see here. (I'll show it to you soon!)
Also, I will print the coloring book page and either transfer it to a canvas or 'practice paint' on the paper itself. So, for learning or just for fun you can explore your favorite subject or google how to turn your own personal photo into a coloring book page. (FUN FACT: Degas would go to the museum and copy HIS favorite artists as well and he would add his own creative changes to them!) I will tell you the other way I intend to explore my subject matter later!!!!!
In our modern times...I absolutely LOVE the work of artist Sergey Bakin. He paints many, many subjects that I love. I think his ballerina art is delicate, powerful, beautiful and lovely!!!!!