Degas Copy in Charcoal


Hello Friends!

A couple of days ago I tried to “eyeball” another copy of a Degas ballerina painting. I didn’t worry too much about shading in all of the background, though.

My proportions are better, but getting their faces accurate didn’t work out so well. But that’s okay! I am definitely just practicing!!! And I don’t believe “practice makes perfect!” Nothing and no one’s art or anything else is perfect. So I like to say PRACTICE MAKES YOU BETTER at whatever you attempt to do! When I began to really think and believe this, everything, including my art, has gotten better!!

Yesterday the weather turned hot again, but hopefully it won’t last long. This has been such a nice summer, and I hope fall will last awhile before winter sets in. I hope everyone is having a nice week.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork. Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on September 25, 2019, in Art Talk and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. This is the best of this lovey series.

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  2. “Practice makes you better!” – excellent! Your copy is very good, Patsy ❤

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  3. Hi Patsy, I love that saying – “Practice makes you better!” These are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The likeness is pretty close in the faces, but doing them in charcoal brings out the features more starkly. I think that may be why you think it’s challenging to get them the same. I doubt if you could get exactly the same soft painted effect while using different media (the charcoal). But you’ve done a great job!

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    • Thanks, Anneli. Well, charcoal is more like pastels than paint would be. It is what my instructor was using. Degas sketched in charcoal when he was out observing his subjects of interest, then went to his studio to paint in pastels. I don’t have hard pastels, only oil ones.

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