Tour Jete by jbcasacop
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Tour Jete

by jbcasacop in Digital Paintings

Tour jete: the painting. An artwork showing a combination of representational and non-representational elements to convey rhythm and movement.

I studied ballet for six years before I took up fine arts. Yes. Six years before college. That was more than a decade ago. I weighed 120 lbs back then. I could no longer execute most of the movements that used to be part of my daily routine. Aaaand... I have gained a lot of weight! Now I'm a little over 180 lbs! Hahaha!

I still remember some of the steps though. Like tour jete, for example. A jete is a leap in which the weight of the dancer is transferred from one foot to another. Tour jete is a variation where the leap is executed while turning.

The dancer in my painting isn't actually leaping but I decided to go with the title because the girl in the reference photo I used looked like she was preparing to execute a tour jete. I could be wrong because I haven't trained for so long and I've most certainly become rusty.

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I would like to give credit to crisfx and env1ro of DeviantArt whose custom watercolor brushes I used in this painting.

Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Reference photo used: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2151/2395946725_1b066435c5.jpg

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