How to Paint Dancers with Brush Line Technique
I love to paint dancers with a unique technique that I call “brush line”. In this post, I will explain what brush line technique is, how I use it to create dynamic and expressive paintings of dancers, and why I think it is a great way to share a feeling with someone through dance.
What is Brush Line Technique?
Brush line technique is a technique that I developed over the years, inspired by the works of various artists. It consists of creating lines with a brush without lifting it from the surface. This way, I can create continuous and fluid lines that follow the movement and gesture of the dancers.
Brush line technique is different from other techniques that use lines, such as contour line or cross contour line. Contour line is the technique of drawing the outline or edge of a subject without shading or details. Cross contour line is the technique of drawing lines that follow the curves and contours of a subject’s surface. Both techniques are useful for creating shape and form, but they can also create a static and rigid impression.
Brush line technique, on the other hand, creates a dynamic and flexible impression. It allows me to capture the essence and emotion of the dancers, rather than their exact appearance. It also gives me more freedom and spontaneity in my painting process, as I can improvise and experiment with different lines and shapes.
How to Paint Dancers with Brush Line Technique?
To paint dancers with brush line technique, I use acrylic paint, and a long round paintbrush made by myself. I usually start with a light sketch of the dancers’ pose and composition on the paper. Then, I dip my brush in the fluid paint, and start creating lines with it. I try to follow the rhythm and flow of the dance, and I use gray and black colours and thicknesses of lines to create contrast and harmony.
I don’t worry about making mistakes or being accurate. Instead, I focus on expressing the mood and atmosphere of the dance, and reflecting my own feelings and impressions. Sometimes, I add some details or shading with other techniques, such as layering, blending, or erasing. However, I try to keep my paintings to be spontaneous, letting the lines speak for themselves.
Why Paint Dancers with Brush Line Technique?
Painting dancers with brush line technique is my way of sharing a feeling with someone through dance. Dance is a universal language that transcends words and speaks to the soul. It is a way of expressing emotions, feelings, and thoughts through movement and rhythm. As a visual artist, I am fascinated by the beauty and grace of dancers, and I try to capture their essence on my canvas.
I use brush line technique because it allows me to create dynamic and expressive paintings that convey the mood and atmosphere of each dance. It also allows me to reflect my own feelings and impressions, creating a personal connection with the dancers and the viewers. Painting dancers with brush line technique is my way of inviting them to join me in this artistic dialogue.
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