The dancer

Female nude in sepia ink by Matthew James Taylor on 3 April 2005

The dancer (Female nude in sepia ink)
Pencil, sepia ink and white goua
Creation time
Not sure, more then 4 hours

Comments by the artist

I was inspired after looking at some beautiful artwork by Selina Fenech so I painted this picture of a dancing girl.

There are a few things that I'm not quite happy with but I'm never completely happy about any of my work. I was trying to capture a nice sense of movement and grace and I think I achieved that. For me it feels as if she is about to twirl around at any moment.

I used white gouache for highlights but they didn't come up in this scan. The watercolour paper was perhaps too light.

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