Sunday, March 29, 2009
Illustration Friday - Poise
Instantly, upon seeing that this week's Illustration Friday theme was "Poise," I knew that I'd be drawing a ballerina. Probably because women tiptoeing around in frills and tights is the perfect example of the subject.
And so, that being decided, I moved on to the second part of my thought process:
"What can a ballerina be doing that is unballerina-ish? Probably bending over to pick up something silly. Like a dollar."
So for about two minutes I was thinking about drawing a ballerina gracefully picking up a dollar. But then the afterburners on my thought process kicked in and demanded that she pickpocket some old rich guy. Done. This is the single-most graceful pocket picking ever.
Sidenote: I had considered drawing an old-school robber eye-mask on her, but nixed that thought because it might detract from her poise.
Second Sidenote: It was a happy accident that our lovely ballerina is gracefully ducking under a lit cigar. I pencilled everything out and then inked the illustration, and THEN saw that.
<3 happy accidents.