24 June, 2010

Ballerina Sketch in Charcoal & Pastel

Degas Copy - Ballerina Sketch
12" x 8.25"
Vine Charcoal, Graphite, Compressed White Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
Casey Klahn



This post originally published at Pastel, Ballerina Sketch. March 17, 2010.


These Degas copies are helping me on the path towards my own voice with the figure. Meanwhile, enjoy these, and keep a good thought for the master, Edgar Degas.





8 comments:

loriann said...

It's a beauty Casey. Such sensitivity for types of mark, it just lures me in.

Casey Klahn said...

10Q, Loriann.

Sally Veach said...

It seems you are the embodiment of Degas's spirit in painting (or...drawing)! I never put the two of you together in comparisons, but after seeing these, I see a kindred spirit! Of course you are!

Casey Klahn said...

I did the figure for many years, and can pass a reasonable drawing on occasion. If I get back in practice, I certainly will take Mr. Degas as my guiding light.

When I do copy him, I find out how rusty (poor) I am. But, I appreciate your very kind words, sally!

Brian McGurgan said...

It's great to see these ballerina drawings, Casey - I love the variety of marks and line in this one.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, again, Brian.

R Chunn said...

Very lively, Casey. You really captured the spirit and feel of it.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Robert.

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