Want to see behind the magic? Here’s a peek into the creation of my new digital charcoal series. And I made a video for you to watch too!
Remember my charcoals from life drawing? They gave me an idea. I started thinking about sketching long, light dancer’s limbs against pools of inky black. Then when I found a new course on digital brushes so I could experiment with a charcoal-style, I was sold! And of course, my model is ballerina Paige – all…
I've graduated! And I've got a shiny, new Diploma of Art and Creativity (Honours) from The Learning Connexion. And, I'm so excited to be selected for the special Emergent exhibition at the NZ Art Show! It's an amazing opportunity to be part of the NZ Art Show and what a way to celebrate my graduation!
This is it! From first meeting the air dancers to finding inspirations and starting to sketch, I'm so proud to show you the final painting: "The sky beckoned, so she let go, and flung herself to the wind. Air whistled past her, whipped her hair and her skirts, and laughed with her in wild exhilaration."
So, I met these ethereal, playful figures who dived and floated through sun-soaked clouds - I called them “air dancers”. Some ideas need to germinate before they can be brought to life. This is the continuation of my adventure with the air dancers, as I sketch initial ideas for the painting.
I looked around. Yes, there they were - the air dancers. Lithe, long-limbed figures dived in and out of the clouds as though swimming, flying, and dancing all at the same time. Long strands of white trailed and tangled around them as they played. Maybe I could do that too.