Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Watercolor Wednesday "Dancing"



I have a wonderful friend of mine who is an excellent dancer. Watching her is a real treat!
Another friend just opened his own dance school in New York and for opening night
I was asked to create these illustrations. Hope you like them. By the way his school is
doing very well. It's called Footprints.

15 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Really lovely... the gestures and expressions are fantastic. I love how you incorporated the ribbon as well, it reflects not only their movements but a love for dance as well. Wonderful illustrations.

krisztina maros said...

excellent work! you are very clever :) i love how you caught these movements and a personalities of your characters!

Kristin said...

wow, vanessa these illustrations are so full of action and power but also not to strong because of the light colors. I love the figurative expression of their bodies, very well captured ! ;)

2 Geechee Girls said...

Your illos are just absolutely fabulous. I love the expression on their faces. it could represent any dancer.

angelic pursuits said...

These are beautiful, Vanessa! I love the movement you've captured.

Laura said...

WOW - these are fabulous Vanessa! Minimalistic in color but powerful in movement. Amazing work :>

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

So beautiful! You can "feel" their movements & hear the music! Lovely sashes & drawing.

enigma said...

really dynamic and fun! and you are great in understanding human anatomy, i never good at that so well done!

travelandsing.com said...

I LOVE these illustrations - they're so full of life and dance and color and celebration!! Beautiful, brilliant work:-)

Heather said...

You did an awesome job for your friends. Wonderful motion and color.

LEEZY said...

Vanessa, lovely work!

do you have a website or e-mail I can list in Sprouts to go with your art submission, thanks!
Leeza
need it asap!!! if not, I'll list Watercolor Weds as your contact info.

angelic pursuits said...

can I just say again how much I love these?

Michelle Henninger said...

You are so talented. You've really captured the theme in these two pieces. The movement and line work is awesome.

Issi said...

Great dancing, brava :o)

Mônica said...

These are gorgeous, Vanessa! Their movement, beautiful postures, and the colors... it all works perfectly!