Ballerinas are so graceful and such wonderful figures to draw, they allow for soft hands from the artist. This was so exciting with her dramatic purple skirts which I was able to bring out with the conte pastel. I was inspired to draw this by the wonderful 'Strauss & Lanner' painting by Charles Wilde. The beautiful skirts captured so wonderfully in his painting were recalled when I saw the photo reference for this drawing.
charcoal, pastel, paper