The Dancers, a pen and ink drawing


In an effort to continue my study of drawing I had some fun working on figure studies. Using waterproof micron pens I created an interactive pose using the wooden figure my teacher lent to me. Using cross-hatching as a method to interpret contour and shading is fun and allows me to keep the light. The drawing is on newsprint.



About mehrlich125

Since I was little I liked to visualize and create things. Painting with watercolors is what makes me happy now. That, and spending time gardening and reading. I love long walks, biking, and the beach. Cape Cod is where I spend a lot of my leisure time.
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9 Responses to The Dancers, a pen and ink drawing

  1. lesliepaints says:

    They are dancing? No…they were fighting and the one is holding an arm up and warding off the other. Very creative. 🙂


  2. Lovely drawings. Those little wooden figures offer so many interesting opportunities.


  3. Carol King says:

    How fun! I like how you positioned your figures.


  4. Terrific! I love your range of values


  5. mehrlich125 says:

    Thanks, Elena! I fooled around with the lighting and found when it came from directly overhead I got the most pleasing shadows.


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