In honour of my friend Rose, who was a professional ballet dancer, I made an attempt at drawing Clara and her Nutcracker from the ballet by Tchaikovsky.
I think my Clara is a tad on the chubby side but I did a fairly good job on the shoes, which I was pleased with because Rose draws the most wonderful ballet shoes.
I decided not to try to add facial features as I didn’t want to make her face a cartoon like the fingers were. I lose patience I’m afraid when drawing people. I vow to improve!
I got a new Lamy Safari pen in a Neon Green colour and I finally got a waterproof green ink to use in sketching, so I was trying them out for the first time here.
Materials I used:
Faber-Castell HB pencil
Lamy Safari pen with Noodler’s General of the Armies ink.
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils