Created by: Suhita Shirodkar
Project

Sketching a whirling dervish

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. You asked, so here it is: a whirling dervish. Some things to note: - it's really important to draw from a moving figure (I drew this from a video, NOT a still image) or you will never get the sense of motion of the figure. - this breaks my usual method of drawing the line of action from the head all the way to the ground to plant the figure on the ground. Here's why: when I see a whirling dervish, I get the impression that the figure is floating and dreamy, not grounded, so to capture that feeling i don't ground the figure., I let it totally float in that initial sketch and then barely added an impression of feet at the end - the main feeling of the figure is floating and whirling. The inclined head and suspended arms are important to the floating, so I emphasize that, and the swirling costume captures the whirling - when your first line of action captures the feel of the figure, you need to add very little to create a convincing figure Is the piece for sale? No

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Suhita Shirodkar made Sketching a whirling dervish with:

Figure Sketching Made Simple

Online Class

Figure Sketching Made Simple

with Suhita Shirodkar

  • Pen & Ink

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. You asked, so here it is: a whirling dervish. Some things to note: - it's really important to draw from a moving figure (I drew this from a video, NOT a still image) or you will never get the sense of motion of the figure. - this breaks my usual method of drawing the line of action from the head all the way to the ground to plant the figure on the ground. Here's why: when I see a whirling dervish, I get the impression that the figure is floating and dreamy, not grounded, so to capture that feeling i don't ground the figure., I let it totally float in that initial sketch and then barely added an impression of feet at the end - the main feeling of the figure is floating and whirling. The inclined head and suspended arms are important to the floating, so I emphasize that, and the swirling costume captures the whirling - when your first line of action captures the feel of the figure, you need to add very little to create a convincing figure Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with Suhita Shirodkar

beant.kau10851487 asked:
Gorgeous, this is what I hope to be able to capture by end of this class!
Suhita Shirodkar answered:
You will!
Reshma.B asked:
THIS is the post that prompted me to sign up for your Craftsy class! Thanks for sharing your techniques and insights. Your style is dynamic, free and fun!
Suhita Shirodkar answered:
Thanks Reshma, hope you enjoy and learn from it! Post your projects here and please leave a class review when you are done!