Friday, 3 July 2009

Illustration Friday – Shaky

 

‘DANCING REFLECTIONS II’

dancer doodle

Despite a rather shaky start, she felt that the rehearsal had gone well.

27 comments:

soulbrush said...

OUTSTANDING.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful drawing! what a great meme idea.

Silke said...

Beautiful! Lovely drawing!! :) Silke

My Castle in Spain said...

cool !!! i love it...
and smiled over your drawing in previous post...so cute...

The Green Stone Woman said...

However, her face reflects her feelings about the shaky start...

lakeviewer said...

What a beauty, a resting dancer, a moment to collect herself.

Ces said...

I love her hair! So sexy!

Tessa, I created a new special award and you are one of its first recipients. Will you please do me the honor of accepting it? Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

wonderful -- those curls are fantastic and the gentle curve of the knee...

DEB said...

This is a great illo for IF! I just started mine...hoping to finish it soon!

Caroline said...

I love this one, Tessa! That mane of hers is terrific!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

You have captured this so incredibly well! Stunning work! xx

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is so beautiful!! Look at all that delicious line work! Tessa it's just WONDERFUL!!! This made me smile so big today. Great piece.

Ces said...

Oh Tessa, you are so sweet. You nailed it right on the head about the sisterhood. It one characterized by mutual respect, not necessarily uniformity in beliefs and philosophies, we are all so different and stand on so many points within the spectrum of humanity but there are a few unspoken rules that we follow. These rules are set by individual bloggers and who knows maybe we find the ones who share the same rules and believe in the same premise:

Respect
Admiration
Recognition of boundaries
Acknowledgement of personal space
Empathy
Openness
Honesty
Civility
Spellcheck

You are one of my very few favorites, in case you did not know.

Sincerely,
Ces

Woman in a Window said...

I love her and her silky reflective face.

kj said...

tessa, yay! finally i can leave a comment without blogger throwing a temper tantrum. so you sketch too. i like the expression on her face: shaky but also accepting.

wishing you a good day and a good week.

xoxo
kj

Amelia said...

This is an incredible illustration! Wow! I want to see more.

Happy 4th!

Beth Kephart said...

I love how no one style (save for overall human class) defines you.

Tessa, I have just become aware of your kindness over on Amazon. I don't go to Amazon for fear of finding scary words. Our mutual friend, Anna, let me in on your secret.

Thank you so much.

marjean said...

So simple...so beautiful...it says so much.

A Cuban In London said...

Was this done with charcoal? I loved it. It is so expressive, the lines are delicate and at the same time rough. I know it sounds contradictory but I get a sea of emotions watching this drawing. Disappointment mixed with reflection, her eyes (his eyes? Why do I thnk it is a woman? It might well be a bloke with long hair) are semiclosed and almost dreamy, maybe even thinking of what it could have been. Many thanks for this lovely present on this nice and sunny Sunday afternoon.

Greetings from London.

Silke said...

Hi Tessa, There's an award waiting for you at my blog. Feel free to participate and pass it on, or just enjoy it without doing anything else! Hugs, Silke

Polly said...

Great drawing - and the Cat on the Hot Thin Ruth in your previous post was very funny! Sounds like you had a great day out on the stunning English coast, and I agree that Pimms is the right thing to drink on a hot day like that. Great photos, I haven't been to the seaside for ages and now I really miss it.

Hope you enjoyed The Uncommon Arrangements.

Polly x

Indigene said...

Beautiful, beautiful lines and design!

Maithri said...

Your talent never ceases to astound me my friend.

You have captured her so well, the nuances of feeling, the soul in her!

Much love, M

adrienne trafford said...

this is wonderful - i'm really enjoying your sketches - please do some more! xo

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Lori ann said...

Completly brillant, you can say so much in such a small amount of space it constantly amazes me. It's like haiku art.
and i really love black and white, i used to do alot of pen and ink...

Danette said...

Gorgeous drawing!! LOVED the post about the books to:)

Greetings from South Africa
Danette