12 x 9 , pencil ,2011.
Drawing Based on Russian ballerina of the 19th and the early 20th century
Anna Pavlova (January 31, 1881 – January 23, 1931)
Anna's signature dance solo was the Dying Swan ,
The short ballet has influenced interpretations
of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
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When i decided to illustrate the dying swan really wanted to base it on anna pavlova she was the perfect swan ballerina , i read in a article on her life when she was at her death bed she requested to see her swan tutu outfit one last time before she died,she loved what she did so much even to her last minutes of life , i respect that in artists so much.. for ballet fans out there there is a youtube video of her dancing the "dying swan" it's almost a 90 year old video but it's amazing to see her dance she was so beautiful and elegant and perfect at what she did, i hope if she could see my drawing she would like what i did with it :)
it may be a while i upload any new work , i will be updating my website/journal when i have something accurate to report but for now hope you enjoy this i may have something else too if time permits