How to draw a spanish dancer
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Am beliebtestenflamenco-tänzerin über spanische flagge im hintergrund - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco-Tänzerin über spanische Flagge im Hintergrundfünfzehn silhouetten der tänzer - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Fünfzehn Silhouetten der Tänzerschöne spanische frau tanzt flamenco en sevilla jugendstil 1897 - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Schöne spanische Frau tanzt Flamenco en Sevilla Jugendstil 1897flamencotanz spanien poster mit überschrift. junge frau tanzt - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamencotanz Spanien Poster mit Überschrift. Junge Frau tanztreise-konzept spanien wahrzeichen flat icons design .vector - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Reise-Konzept Spanien Wahrzeichen Flat Icons Design .Vector
Reisekonzept Spanien Wahrzeichen Flat Icons Design . Vektor-Illustrationspanische symbole - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanische Symbole, die in einer Herzensform angeordnet sind.große anzahl von silhouetten von flamenco-tänzer - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Große Anzahl von Silhouetten von Flamenco-Tänzersatz von vektor-illustrationen mit spanischen symbole - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Satz von Vektor-Illustrationen mit spanischen Symboletänzer - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Vector Dancing Girl-Flemencoflamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco-Tänzerinfrau im langen kleid bleiben in pose zu tanzen. flamenco-tänzerin, spanisch. schöne weibliche profil schwarze silhouette auf weißen roten hintergrund. vektor - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Frau im langen Kleid bleiben in Pose zu tanzen. Flamenco-Tänzerin,schwarze linie flamenco frau accessoires ikone isoliert auf grauem hintergrund. peineta. spanischer kamm. abstrakte kreisförmige zufällige punkte. vektor - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Schwarze Linie Flamenco Frau Accessoires Ikone isoliert auf...schöne flamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Schöne Flamenco-Tänzerinsatz von symbolen von spanien im handgezeichneten stil - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Satz von Symbolen von Spanien im handgezeichneten Stil
Satz von Symbolen von Spanien. Komposition im handgezeichneten Stil für Oberflächendesign Flyer Banner drucken Posterkarten. Vektor-Illustrationspanisches paar tanzt flamenco bei sevilla 1864 - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanisches Paar tanzt Flamenco bei Sevilla 1864spanien handgezeichnete skizze set vektor-illustration - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanien handgezeichnete Skizze Set Vektor-Illustrationabstrakte rot-gelbe flamenco-musik - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
abstrakte rot-gelbe Flamenco-Musik
abstrakter gelber Hintergrund mit Gitarre und spanischer Tänzerin im rot-schwarzen Kleidflamenco spanische tänzerin frau - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco spanische Tänzerin Fraubarcelona in spanien - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Barcelona in Spanienspanischer tanz flamenco - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
spanischer Tanz Flamenco
nahtloses Muster mit dem Bild der Tänzer eines Flamenco in einem roten Kleidflamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
flamenco-Tänzerintraditionellen spanisch flamenco. frau im roten kleid tanzt - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Traditionellen Spanisch Flamenco. Frau im roten Kleid tanztgemischte rassen frau salsa tanzen - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Gemischte Rassen Frau Salsa tanzentanzstudio-set. ballett, salsa und moderner tanz - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Tanzstudio-Set. Ballett, Salsa und moderner Tanzfrau und mann tanzen flamenco mit gitarre vektor-illustration - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Frau und Mann tanzen Flamenco mit Gitarre Vektor-Illustration
Spanisches Paar Flamenco Dansers. Stilisierte Vektorillustrationspanien verwandte cartoon doodle illustration. handgezeichneter vektor - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanien Verwandte Cartoon Doodle Illustration. Handgezeichneter...spanien-symbole festgelegt. spanische traditionelle symbole und objekte - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanien-Symbole festgelegt. Spanische traditionelle Symbole und...rot klappbarer vektorlüfter - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
rot klappbarer Vektorlüfter
schöner Vintage-Stil Ventilator isoliert auf weißem Hintergrundflamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco-Tänzerinrote rose. brown spitze nahtlose muster. - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Rote Rose. Brown Spitze Nahtlose Muster.drei frauen in roten kleidern mit fans tanzen flamenco. - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Drei Frauen in roten Kleidern mit Fans tanzen Flamenco.flamenco-tänzer set - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco-Tänzer Setschöne anmutige hände der jungen flamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Schöne anmutige Hände der jungen Flamenco-Tänzerintanzende frau-icon-set - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Tanzende Frau-Icon-setflamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Vektorillustration einer Flamencotänzerin.dance-art - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Dance-Artandalusien-set von vektorsymbolen und symbolen - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Andalusien-Set von Vektorsymbolen und Symbolen
Andalusische Kultur Zeichen und Symbole, Gebäude, Flamenco, Corrida, Stadtandalusische vektor kreis emblem mit flamenco tanzende frau - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Andalusische Vektor Kreis Emblem mit Flamenco tanzende Fraugranadian romani frau tanzt den zorongo flamenco tanz, in sacromonte, granada, spanien - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Granadian Romani Frau tanzt den Zorongo Flamenco Tanz, in...
Vintage-Illustration, granadische Roma-Frau, die den Zorongo-Flamenco-Tanz tanzt, in Sacromonte, Granada, Spanien, illustriert von Gustave Doreflamenco-tänzerin im comic-stil - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco-Tänzerin im Comic-Stilandalusische vektor-illustration von weißen mediterranen stadt und flamenco tanzende frau - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Andalusische Vektor-Illustration von weißen mediterranen Stadt. ..spanien, icon gesetzt. spanische traditionelle feiertage, wahrzeichen, kleidung, gebäude, lineare symbole. bearbeitbarer strich - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanien, Icon gesetzt. Spanische traditionelle Feiertage,...spanische, andalusische tänzer auf der pariser weltausstellung, 1890er jahre 19. jahrhundert - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanische, andalusische Tänzer auf der Pariser Weltausstellung,...
Vintage-Illustration nach einer Fotografie, andalusische Tänzer auf der Pariser Weltausstellung, 1890er Jahre 19. Jahrhundert.tänzer emoji-icon-set - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Emoji-Set für männliche und weibliche Tänzer. Disco tanzender Mann und Flamencotänzerin mit unterschiedlicher Hauttonfarbe. Flache Cartoon-Vektor-Icon-Sammlung.flamenco - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamencogitanas von granada, tanzender spanischer flamenco, drancers, traditionelle kleidung, viktorianisches 19. jahrhundert - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Gitanas von Granada, Tanzender spanischer Flamenco, Drancers,...
Vintage-Illustration Gitanas von Granada, tanzender Flamenco, viktorianisches 19. Jahrhundert. Ludovico Marchettispanische paar comic-figur - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanische paar Comic-Figur
Flamenco-Tänzer Spanischer Mann Frau Cartoon Paar traditionelle Trachtspanischer flamenco-tänzer - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanischer Flamenco-Tänzer isolierter transparenter Hintergrundflamenco spanische tänzerin frau in roter farbe - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco spanische Tänzerin Frau in roter Farbe
Flamenco spanische Tänzerin in roter Farbe - Vektorillustration (Ideal zum Bedrucken von Stoff oder Papier, Poster oder Tapete, Hausdekoration)spanische flamenco-tänzerin. flache symbol vektor-illustration mit abgewetzten wirkung - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanische Flamenco-Tänzerin. Flache Symbol Vektor-Illustration...drei posen flamenco-tänzerin - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Drei Posen flamenco-Tänzerin
Drei Posen der Flamenco-Tänzerin in rotem Kleidsatz von frauen im kleid aufenthalt in pose zu tanzen. flamenco tänzerin spanischen regionen andalusien, extremadura und murcia. schwarze silhouette weißen hintergrund pinsel skizze. vektor - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Satz von Frauen im Kleid Aufenthalt in Pose zu tanzen. Flamenco Täflamenco-tänzerin im knallroten kleid - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco-Tänzerin im knallroten Kleidflamenco in andalusien, spanien - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco in Andalusien, Spanien
Flamenco in Andalusien, Frau im Tanz.vor allem auf der ebene - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Vor allem auf der Ebenetänzerin in einem roten kleid. weiches pastell, papier - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Tänzerin in einem roten Kleid. Weiches Pastell, Papier
Tänzerin in einem roten Kleid. Weiches Pastell, Papier .vier frauen in roten kleidern mit fans tanzen flamenco. - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Vier Frauen in roten Kleidern mit Fans tanzen Flamenco.
Vier Frauen in roten Kleidern mit Fans tanzen Flamenco. Vektorillustration.oilpainting-spanischer tänzer - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Mehrfarbiges Ölgemälde auf Leinwand, spanische Tänzer in blauen und roten Farben. Ich, der Künstler, besitze das Urheberrecht.spanische bilder-cachucha folklore-tanz - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Spanische Bilder-Cachucha Folklore-Tanz
Vintage-Gravur der Szene aus dem Spanien des 19. Jahrhunderts. Cachucha ist ein spanischer Solotanz, ähnlich wie Bolero. Cachucha wird zu einem andalusischen Nationallied mit Kastagnettenbegleitung getanzt.flamenco tänzer vektor illustration - flamenco dancer stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole
Flamenco Tänzer Vektor Illustration
Rot gefärbtes Dressed Girl, Flamencotänzer-Vektor-Illustrationvon 36
How to paint a flamenco dancer in watercolour
By Artists & Illustrators | Thu 22nd Jul 2021
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Aine Divine shows you how to paint a flamenco dancer in watercolour with bold colours and some figurative tricks
I made a lot of mixed media drawings of a flamenco dancer during a course I attended at Dance Base in Edinburgh. It was wonderful to have access to this powerful and dynamic dancer for an entire day. We were helped too by the well-ordered setup, thanks to tutor Damian Callan. The model maintained the same pose for between 10 and 20 minutes at a time and we were given ink and sticks, collage paper and drawing boards. In short, everything was sorted, the job for us as artists was simply to show up, be inspired and get moving.
I would recommend you give yourself the gift of preparation before you begin any art session. Even if you’re just drawing at home, set yourself up well before hand. Have your art materials within easy reach, choose a pre-arranged subject that you find inspiring, and give yourself some time for warm-up drawings before embarking on longer artworks.
Dancers are a wonderful subject, already dramatic, vibrant and full of life – all ingredients for a powerful painting. If you don’t have access to a model, consider dressing up yourself, a friend or a family member as a dancer and taking a few reference photos in character. It could prove a lot of fun and, who knows, a new vocation as a flamenco dancer may be uncovered.
Looking through my collection of sketches from the day, I was struck by the power and strength in the poses. One particular pose of the flamenco dancer inspired me, and I wanted to make a watercolour painting of it. My intention was to capture the same dynamic stance and vibrant colour.
A step-by-step guide to painting a flamenco dancer
- PAINTS: Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate), Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Viridian , Prussian Blue, French Ultramarine, Yellow Ochre and Vandyke Brown, all Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours; Cadmium Yellow Orange, Jackson’s Artist Watercolour
- BRUSHES: Rosemary & Co Series 222 flat one-stroke synthetic brushes, sizes 1”, 1.5” and 2”; Royal & Langnickel Crafter’s Choice flat brushes, sizes ¼”, ½” and ¾”
- PAPER: Bockingford watercolour paper 535gsm NOT surface half imperial
I began by really studying my source. The grounding down of the back of the dancer’s body and the lifting of her ribcage was significant here. To create that “push and pull” tension, I painted a clear edge to the back of the shoulder blade and the vertical front of the abdomen. I used my 1.5-inch flat brush loaded with fluid Cadmium Red, aiming to indicate the shoulder straps and the feel of the skirt as succinctly as I could. Less is more at these initial stages.
2. Add movement
I wanted to create a sense of more substance to the dress material without losing that sharp outline of the body. To this end, I added some Cadmium Yellow Orange to the Cadmium Red and brought it into the bodice and skirt. Still using the 1.5” brush, I moved swiftly and danced the brush across the paper, twisting my wrist to bring vitality to the skirt.
3. Look at lines and shapes
I cleaned my palette and mixed up some skin colour. Simply using dilute Yellow Ochre works here as it’s different enough from the dress colour. I carefully studied my original drawing and found the significant lines and shapes that made up the arm, paying close attention to its position and form. With the hand gathering the skirt, I felt there was no need for detailed fingers – the effect is achieved by the bunching of the skirt and the insinuated hand.
4. Build up as a whole
It was important to capture the head before any more detail was added to the body. The head needs to “work”, in terms of its size and the level of detail when compared with the rest of the figure. I like to bring the whole painting up together. Using the ¾” brush, I identified the dancer’s jaw line, measuring its position in relation to the shoulder. I then placed the forehead by pulling the ¾” brush up towards the hairline and established the neck by printing a mark with the edge of the brush. I used a mix of Vandyke Brown and French Ultramarine for the hair colour while also developing the form of the face.
5. Detail the face
I was drawn to add a little more detail to the face as I wanted to establish the form and position of the features. I find getting these things right at the stage can help with the likeness and give me confidence going forward.
I used the ¼” brush to find the eyebrow line, the shadow beneath the nose, the dark upper lip and the shadow under the lower lip and chin.
6. Check for accuracy
The placement of the dancer’s leg was important. I lined up each side of it, by drawing vertical lines up from the edges to see where they would cross the face. By doing this, I was confident the pose would look correct and I could safely block in the colour of her legging. I turned the painting upside down so that the blue-brown mix had a different quality of mark with the runs going up the page.
Turning the painting also takes gives you a break – once it was upright again, I could see it with fresh eyes. I decided the skirt needs some dancing splashes of Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Red to give more movement.
7. Position with care
I introduced Alizarin Crimson to the dress in key places, including the shoulder straps and the arch of the back, as I wanted to further emphasise tension in the pose.
Focusing carefully on the position of the foot, I painted the triangular toe of the shoe. I kept stepping back to better see if I needed to move an element before adding too much detail – it’s far easier to manipulate a single layer of paint. The diagonal strap gave enough information for now, and I left alone.
I was equally cautious with the back foot, only doing the minimum. The important thing here was ensuring where the bottom of the back foot was in relation to the front one, so the legs were in proportion.
8. Brighten the colours
A few sweeps and splashes of Cadmium Yellow Orange enlivened the painting after all that focus on the feet. This orange is my favourite colour; vibrant and alive.
I wanted the dancer to occupy more space, though in hindsight this splash at the back somehow distracted from the pose and I might have done it differently another time. The hair plume was painted with a mix of Cadmium Red and Alizarin Crimson.
9. Be responsive
One way to compensate for strokes that don’t go to plan is to use complementary colours nearby to tone down the whole. I must have felt the change that came with the orange splash in the previous step and so I chose to add some complementary Prussian Blue marks.
I was careful to keep the blue to the dry spaces, as I didn’t want it mixing with the oranges and reds and therefore darkening the dress. I also brought more Yellow Ochre into the neck and feet now, as the blue seemed to call for this. Always try to respond to marks in this way.
10. Finishing touches
I wanted to bring character to the face by explaining the eyes more clearly. I did my best to not to be too detailed here as then other areas might need more attention too. It was enough to darken the eyebrows and upper eyelash line, then add a touch for the nostril and line dividing the lips. I used mostly French Ultramarine with a little Vandyke Brown for these darks. With a few final touches for the pupil and iris, I felt this was enough information.
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How to draw cool girls. How to draw a woman in full growth with a pencil
Many girls and girls often draw princesses and girls. But to draw a person beautifully the first time is very difficult. It is necessary to monitor the observance of the proportions of the body, otherwise the figure will turn out awkward and unnatural. A fluffy dress will help to correct the figure, hide mistakes in construction and give a festive look to the drawing. Such a girl can already be placed on a holiday card and on the cover of a notebook.
How to draw a girl in a dress with a pencil step by step
Auxiliary lines are drawn with a hard pencil. Mark the hem of the skirt, it should resemble a mermaid's tail. Add a slightly inclined oval of the hips. From the center of the oval, draw a slightly curving line of the spine. Draw a circle of the head, outline the chin on it, draw lines of symmetry of the face. In the middle of the spine, outline the circle of the chest, and above it the line of the shoulders. From the right shoulder, draw the line of the arm lowered by the visa, draw the line of the left arm bent at the elbow, so that the hand rests on the waist. Circle the joints of the ovens and hands.
Draw the outlines of the body around the construction lines. You need to start from the head. Outline the face, left ear, neck position. Outline the hairstyle. Add shoulders, dress, arms.
Using lines of symmetry, outline the eyes, mouth, nose. With a soft pencil, outline the hairstyle, chest line, bring the dress, draw a train and add splendor to the hem.
Work on the facial features, add beads to the girl, draw the texture of the hair. Decide on a light source and add shadows using hatching.
How to draw a girl in a dress step by step
Draw an oval for the head, a line for the neck, shoulders and arms. Mark the joints with small circles, this will help to further add volume to the drawing.
Draw the neck, it should be thinner than the head but thicker than the arms. Add smoothness to the shoulders, draw the right arm, torso and neckline of the dress.
Draw 2 parallel strips under the bust (ribbon-belt), draw the second arm. The sleeves of the dress are made with a lantern, so the shoulders are slightly raised.
The auxiliary lines can be erased.
Draw a rectangle (hat) on the head. Connect its two upper corners with an additional smooth line.
Draw an oval (hat brim) around the bottom 2 corners of the rectangle. Draw the outlines of the eyes, mouth, nose. It is important that the eyes are at the same level and the same shape.
Detail the face, draw thick hair for the girl. Decorate the hat and dress.
How to draw a girl in a dress with a pencil
Draw an oval for the head, with thin lines mark the position of the body.
Shape the hair, outline the figure of the young lady, draw the contours of the dress.
Draw the style of the dress, put bracelets on your hands, add volume to your hair, apply axes of symmetry on your face.
Draw the girl's eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth. Add nails on the hands, draw bracelets. Apply a pattern on the dress, give it volume with folds.
How to draw a girl in a full length dress
Use thin lines to outline the body and head.
Mark the approximate borders of the dress, draw the arm and chest, outline the hairstyle.
Start drawing the facial features, shape the hair, add volume to the dress, draw the top. Draw flowers in the girl's hands.
Add details to the dress, draw the face and hair. Draw the desired lines with a soft pencil.
Remove auxiliary lines.
How to draw a girl in a dress step by step in full growth
It is not necessary to draw motionless girls. You can portray a girl dancing flamenco. The dancer will have a symmetrical skirt, similar to a layered cake, with her arms raised, one of them behind her head. The girl stands in half a turn, arching.
Draw a thin line at the base of the skirt. Mark the upper part of the skirt above it (its contours resemble a sun hat), connect it with stepped lines to the base. From the skirt draw a curved spine line. Draw a circle for the head and mark the chin on it. Where you plan to draw a face, apply guides. Below the head, draw a circle (chest). Draw the line of the right hand raised up. The left hand peeks out from behind the head. Mark the shoulder and elbow joints with circles. Note the position of the hands.
Outline the contours of the hairstyle, face. Draw a curved back, arms and shoulders, chest, hips. Add a forward leg with a shoe.
Use a soft pencil to outline, add pleats to the skirt, add details to the dress, add volume to the hair and weave a flower into the hairstyle. Work out the girl's facial features, fingers.
The drawing is almost ready, it remains to add volume with hatching. The dress and the inside of the folds of the skirt, the shoe is the darkest part of the picture. The dancer's skirt is slightly lighter. The face and shoulders are shaded with small light strokes. To create an atmosphere of Spanish dance, you can sketch a guitarist in the background.
How to draw a girl in a full length dress with a pencil
Such dresses were fashionable in the 19th century (the fashion came from France) Puffy skirts with ruffles, frills, made of velvet, lace, satin ribbons. And now such an outfit will leave few people indifferent, you can admire it for a very long time.
Outline the figure and dress. Keep in mind that for the correct proportion of the figure, there should be 8 heads in height.
Draw pleats and frills on the skirt, draw the top of the dress, beautiful sleeves ending in lanterns. Draw the lady's hat and hair that sticks out from under it. Draw guide faces.
It's hard to draw a beautiful dress from the last century. There are a lot of frills, folds, lace in the outfit, and all of them need to be pointed, carefully drawn. So be patient.
To give the dress volume, you need to work out the shadows well. Decide where you will have a light source. Draw the shadows from the folds immediately.
Under the folds and flounces, the darkest areas of the pattern. Shuttlecocks should be illuminated so that every fold on them is clearly visible.
There are no buttons on the dress, but a lot of lace, their texture should be clearly visible.
With a soft pencil, draw the main lines, adding contrast and expressiveness to the drawing.
Draw the girl's face, hat and hair.
Draw the hands holding the fan. The girl in the old dress is ready. The drawing is complex, it took a lot of effort, but as a result you got a girl in a chic dress 19century.
How to draw a girl in a dress video
Now we will look at how to draw a girl with a pencil step by step. The girl is 10 years old, she is a model. At first glance, it may seem very difficult, but do not be afraid, because we will apply two methods in one for drawing a girl, which will be very easy to navigate when drawing. This is a method of dividing the area into squares and simply drawing a circle separating the lines, the skeleton. You can use the two methods together, or you can use them separately, for example, just navigate through the squares without additional lines. Many artists, before drawing anything realistically, divide the sheet into squares. If you haven't tried it, be sure to try it.
Step 1. We draw a table, it consists of three vertical columns and seven horizontal ones, the size of the square can be 3 * 3 cm, you can do more if the sheet of paper allows. Now draw a circle and guide lines that indicate the direction of the head. Who will only be guided only by squares, may not draw a circle.
Step 2. Draw the outline of the eyes, since we have a model girl, her eyes and lips are made up, so the shadows on the eyes merge with the eyelashes and we simply draw the outlines. We draw the girl's chin, part of the ears, earrings on them, bang lines.
Step 3. Draw the eyes, nose and eyebrows of the girl. The girl's eyebrows are very light, so we first draw a contour, then paint over them with a pencil so that they are very light, lightly press on the pencil.
Step 4. We detail the nose, draw the lips of the girl.
Step 5. Draw the girl's hair.
Step 6. Those who draw in squares can skip this step, and the rest draw the skeleton of the girl's body as she sits.
Step 7. Draw the girl's body and arms. First comes the full image of the girl along with the skeleton, then in the next two pictures, an enlarged version without the skeleton.
Step 8. Finish the hair, fingernails and folds on the girl's dress.
This lesson is dedicated to how to draw a girl's face without pronounced emotions with soft features.
In this tutorial we will need:
- HB pencil;
- nag eraser;
I know there is a lot of time in this lesson about measuring. In my opinion, at the initial stage, this is necessary, especially if you are a beginner. Once you get the hang of proportions and get your hands on female faces, you can repeat this lesson without wasting time on metrics. Ready to practice? Then let's start!
How to draw a girl's face. Step 1: Shape the face.
Draw a circle and draw a small horizontal line at the bottom half the circle's diameter. It is important to follow this rule, since the circle was drawn by hand.
Women have a smaller chin than men. Chin augmentation will add masculinity to a woman's face.
After that draw the cheekbones by connecting the chin to the circle. The forms of women's faces are extremely diverse. As an example, I will use the image of soft cheekbones.
Then draw a vertical line exactly in the middle of the future face.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 2: Outline the proportions.
Measure the length of the face and divide into eight equal parts. Label each part with a serial number or letter as shown in the figure. Then, using a ruler, draw straight horizontal lines through the points labeled Center line, 2,3, A, and C.
order: center line, 2, 3, B, A, C, breaking the lines each time in the middle again and again.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 3: Eyes.
Divide the center line inside the face into five equal parts. Remember that women's eyes are wider and more open than men's.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 4: Nose.
To draw the nose, draw two vertical lines down from the inner edge of the eye to line 3. These lines will limit the width of the nose. Then draw a small circle just above line 2. My nose will be short and narrow, with a narrow bridge.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 5: Eyebrows.
In the picture on the left, I've drawn a brow ridge to show the organic position of the brow itself in relation to the brow ridge. In the drawing on the right, we see that the eyebrow is located under line C. To depict a surprised expression, the eyebrow will need to be even closer to line C.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 6: Lips.
To mark the borders of the lips from the middle of each pupil, you will need to draw a perpendicular line down to line 3. Then draw a triangle, the beginning of which will go from the tip of the nose. The base of the triangle must be inside the square. The top of the triangle should be located strictly at the tip of the nose. As mentioned earlier, this example is typical for a face that does not express vivid emotions. If you want to portray a smirk on your face, as if the girl is bluffing in the process of the classic version of the well-known card game, position the lower lip a little lower. Define the teeth by drawing several perpendicular lines.
After you have drawn the lips, you may want to lengthen the chin. Or vice versa, make it shorter so that the proportions look more natural. It's quite normal. I constantly adjust these proportions.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 7: Ears.
The boundary lines for the ears are the center line and line 2. To practice drawing realistic ears, we recommend that you refer to this lesson (not yet translated).
Center line and line 2 limit the ears above and below.
How to draw a girl's face. Step 8: Hair.
When drawing women's hair, remember that a woman's forehead is usually smaller and narrower than a man's. In my example, the hair line starts below line A. I also draw the hair on both sides of the temples, but make sure that the hair is not too close to the eyebrows. Don't forget to add volume to your hair by leaving a little space between your hair and your head. For more detailed instructions on how to draw realistic hair, I recommend referring to one of the.
Before you erase all the auxiliary lines, check once again how harmonious the proportions of the face are. If after checking you are satisfied with the result, you can safely erase them.
Well, after you have mastered the lesson on the image of a woman's face, it's time to experiment and do some exercises without a ruler.
Article translated from the site rapidfireart . com
How to draw easily in stages and cells?
Using a simple step-by-step drawing technique, even novice artists can draw beautiful animal figurines. Here's how to draw a funny puppy.
And so with the help of geometric shapes you can draw a cow.
Start drawing the hen sitting on the eggs from a circle. Gradually draw the beak, eyes, wings and tail.
And after the chicken has hatched the eggs, you can draw chickens.
Drawing a bat seems difficult at first glance, but if you use the step-by-step drawing technique, this cute bat will appear in your album in 5 minutes. Also two circles, but a larger one at the bottom, and a smaller one at the top will help draw a cat.
Birds are difficult to draw, but parrots are even more difficult to draw. But three circles of the same size will help to cope with this task.
And so you can draw a mouse.
A very cute Lady Cat is drawn with a pencil, the auxiliary lines are carefully removed and the cat is painted with watercolors.
Elephant and horse can be drawn by anyone who can draw circles, ovals and rectangles.
The difficult task of drawing a camel only seems difficult. But in the technique of phased drawing, nothing is possible.
Domestic animals sheep and pig are drawn a little differently. In a pig, the muzzle is first drawn, and then the torso. In a sheep, on the contrary, first the torso and at the end the muzzle.
A non-flying bird of the cold seas, a penguin and a forest bird, an owl, are drawn in stages and painted with watercolors.
Drawing a snail is easy if you draw a circle, then draw the body of the snail and finish the curl on the shell, eyes and antennae.
To draw a duckling, it is enough to add an oval to the circle and finish the tail, beak, eyes and wings.
And this is how you can draw babies.
It happens that girls draw in sketchbooks but don't know how to draw a beautiful face. A simple scheme will come to the rescue, where the correct proportions of the face are observed.
You don't have to rack your brains for a long time about what hairstyle to draw for a girl in a diary, but simply choose the one you like and draw the same one.
Flowers in albums can also be drawn in stages. In order for the flower to have the correct shape, it is enough to make a circle or an oval and draw the center and petals.
Beautiful and easy drawings by cells for sketching in a notebook and a personal diary for girls 5-12 years old
The easiest way to draw is by cells. Of course, if you have a lined drawing. These cute kittens can appear in the diary if you draw them in the cells.
For pages in a diary about love, a drawing with a boy and a girl exchanging hearts is suitable.
Another drawing on the theme of love is easy to redraw, but very interesting.
A bear holding a heart will decorate the pages of the girls' diary, and the cells will help to draw it.
Smiling dog in flowers is suitable for those who like to communicate with dogs and draw them.
Drawings of girls in anime style will decorate the diary pages. They are easy to redraw in the cells and paint with watercolors or felt-tip pens.
More difficult drawing with a girl, a butterfly and a strawberry. However, if you carefully count the cells and draw on them, success is guaranteed.
An anime girl's profile portrait is also suitable for girls' diaries. The drawing is transferred to the cells, the color of the hairstyle and eyes of the drawn girl depends on the wishes of the owner of the diary.
Bear-boy and bear-girl will remind you that friendship happens both between animals and between guys.
Beautiful and easy drawings by cells for sketching in a notebook and a personal diary for boys aged 5-12
Both boys and girls love to draw cats. Such a funny cat will appear in an album or notebook if you draw it in the cells.
Boys love to draw motorcycles. They may not have a motorcycle yet in real life, but you can always draw it in the cells.
The space theme is also relevant for boys' drawings, and they may like the astronaut cat.
Beautiful and easy cell drawings for girls and boys: ideas, photos
A lion with a red mane, drawn in the cells with its fiery mane, will decorate any diary.
The whole picture can be drawn by cells. A lion, a zebra, a giraffe, an elephant and a hippo sit on it in dense thickets.
These animals can be drawn individually. Blue elephant for sketching by cells
And so you can draw and color a butterfly. She can decorate girls' albums.
If you finish the pond and reeds, you get a picture with funny frogs in the center.
A little fox drawn by cells can be drawn on fairy-tale pictures or you can add flowers and grass and decorate a diary with such a picture. Tree for sketching by cells
A cheerful dragonfly will surprise you with bright wings.
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To know how to draw a girl with a pencil, it is not necessary to study art and be an artist. Any beginner can try his hand. It is enough to stock up on perseverance and gradually master some skills. It is important to remember the aspects described below.
What Materials Needed
Beginning artists should stock up on materials such as:
Don't skimp on basic drawing materials, even for beginners. Poor quality materials can discourage interest in drawing and complicate the first steps in art. For beginners, the best choice would be products of the middle price category.
The proportions of the female body
The proportions of the female body differ from the male in some ways. In addition, at different times, different proportions were taken as the standard of beauty in the visual arts.
Nowadays, the following parameters of the female body are relevant for drawing:
- To measure height, you need to calculate the height of a woman's head and multiply this parameter by 7-8.5 times. It is useful to know that a person's height is divided exactly in half at the point of the pubic articulation.
- An average of 1.5 head heights is required to calculate shoulder width.
- The width of the pelvic bone is directly proportional to the width of her shoulder, and the height of a woman's pelvis is slightly lower than the height of her head.
- The average waist is 1 head height.
- To calculate the height between the base of the chest and the hip joint, divide the height of the head in half.
Axes and proportions of the face
Not everyone knows the tricks of how to draw a girl with a pencil. It is easy to explain this process step by step for beginners.
It is enough just to know about the following proportions of facial features and about the universal axes that can be based on in the process of building a face:
Face Drawing Chart
How to draw a girl in profile
Asking how to draw a girl with a pencil step by step for beginners, the answer must be sought in the same measurements and center lines as when drawing in full face. You should start drawing by drawing auxiliary lines in the form of a square. Its height should be 1/8 more than its width. All the main axes must be transferred to it, as if a full face was inscribed in it.
Then, an oblique egg-shaped oval should be inscribed in the rectangle between the axis on which the tip of the nose is located and the top of the entire square. This oval helps build the correct shape of the skull, the back of the head and the forehead.
The part of the side of the skull that joins the neck should be tilted downward.
- From the top extreme point of the oval, you should start drawing the line of the forehead, eyebrows, nose, mouth and chin. In this case, it is necessary to focus on the auxiliary lines drawn. The most protruding point of the forehead, closer to the eyebrows, is in contact with the edge of the square.
- The eyes are located on their own axis. On the face in profile, the eyes take the form of an arrowhead. The round iris becomes a thin, elongated oval with a pointed top and bottom.
- The tip of the nose will protrude slightly beyond the square. The depression of the bridge of the nose falls on the same axis on which the eyes are located.
- Lips in a profile face will appear protruding, especially the lower lip. The line where the lips meet goes slightly down from the lips. Even if a person smiles, the line goes straight at first, and then smoothly rounds up.
- The ears are C-shaped when viewed in profile. An arc runs along the edge of the ear - a thin cartilage. In addition, you should remember about the earlobe. When drawing a female face, the ears are often covered with hair.
How to draw a girl in full growth
Step by step drawing a girl with a pencil, it is extremely important for beginners to observe the proportions of the body, which were mentioned earlier. Only observance of proportions will help to avoid the image of an awkward, unrealistic body.
To portray a girl in full growth, it is recommended to consider the following aspects:
- Center axis image . This axis coincides with the spine of the girl. At the initial level of drawing, it is recommended to draw a figure standing straight and level, in full face. Therefore, the central axis will also be straight.
- Torso . Schematically, it is recommended to depict it in the form of an inverted triangle. It should not be made too large or wide, as the female figure, on average, has more graceful shoulders and chest.
- Chest . To determine the correct location of the chest, another smaller one is entered into the triangle of the torso, pointing upwards. At its corners, you need to draw two identical circles, which are the chest.
- Hips . For the image of the hips, it is convenient to draw a circle, a small part of which goes to the lower corner of the triangle depicting the torso.
Using the obtained landmarks, you need to connect them with smooth, rounded lines. The figure should acquire the contours of the female body. Next, you need to draw the arms and legs. The length of the arms is just below the inguinal region.
Important points when drawing hair
- When drawing hair, it is important to pay attention to how light falls on them . As a rule, the roots of the hair are in the shade, and at some distance from them, a highlight is noticeable on the hair. It should be left unpainted, or just add a few strokes around the edges. Next, it is important to pay attention to how the hair lies in the strands. In the drawing, you should combine small strands into larger ones and depict a glare on them the way light falls. Also, it is necessary to highlight the darker, shady areas so that the drawing does not look flat.
- The hair lies luxuriantly on the head, covers part of the forehead and cheeks, ears. Depending on the structure of the hair (curly, straight), they can be more voluminous or vice versa, smooth. It is important to notice the direction in which the hair grows to reflect them most realistically.
- There is a lot of hair on the head of a person, but you should not depict them all . It is only necessary to show their general texture. Pencils of various hardness are used for shading hair. For shady areas, take the softest pencil and stroke with pressure. Hard pencils are needed to mark the hairs in the lighter parts and highlights. It is important that the strokes are confident and long. To do this, it is recommended to rest the hand with a pencil on the elbow, and not on the wrist, and draw from the elbow.
Step by step hair drawing
Now we know how to draw a girl with a pencil.
Step by step for beginners, it is really possible to master such a complex detail as hair:
How to draw a girl with long flowing hair
However, some distinguishing features should be taken into account:
How to draw a girl with short hair
Short hair in the drawing process has several distinctive features:
How to draw a girl from the back
Many people don't know how to draw a girl step by step with a pencil. For beginners, it will be easy to master drawing a girl from the back.
This is a simpler version where you don't need to depict her face, breasts and other complex details.
However, drawing a girl from the back has its own nuances:
- Should indicate shoulder and back width . The overall shape will resemble a triangle, however, it should not be too large or wide. Otherwise, the girl will look too strong and masculine.
- The spine runs vertically in the center of the back to be reflected as multiple dashes.
- At the level where the arms are attached to the body, shoulder blades are visible on the back . They should not be made too explicit. But if the figure shows a slender girl, it is advisable to mark the shoulder blades with light strokes.
- Loose hair often covers the back and neck . Drawing a girl from the back is a good opportunity to depict beautiful curls scattered over her shoulders.
Anime style involves a stylized image of a girl's figure and face. As a rule, anime characters have exaggeratedly large and round eyes on a small face, a small mouth and nose (which may be indicated by a dash or a dot). The arms and legs are thin and slender. The girl herself is most often petite and graceful, with a thin waist. The legs are exaggeratedly long.
First you need to make a sketch, depict the head, facial features and hairstyle. Anime hairstyles suggest some carelessness and volume. Next, you should detail the sketch, adding details and paying attention to the location of the shadow and light in the drawing.
In a dress
A pencil drawing of a girl in a dress should begin with a step-by-step sketch of the figure of a girl, as it were, without a dress. For beginners, this will help to correctly build her figure in clothes. It is advisable to take into account that clothing helps to hide those details that are poorly obtained. Therefore, it is important to choose a dress style that will cover the most complex elements of the pattern.
In addition, the style of the dress should fit the drawn girl and sit well on her.
When drawing a dress, it is important to consider the material from which it is supposed to be made. Soft and delicate material will flow or fit the figure, dense will not deform along the lines of the girl's body. In addition, the direction and distribution of light should be considered in order to reflect soft lighting onto the fabric. So the picture will turn out more voluminous and naturalistic.
How to apply chiaroscuro using strokes
Hatching is an important element of drawing a girl with a pencil, and for beginners, it first requires gradual training. You need to learn how to apply strokes, changing the saturation from dark to light as softly as possible. The softer and smoother the transition, the better hatching is mastered.
To draw a girl, one should take into account the rules for the construction and proportions of her body and face. In drawing, training and observation are important, which will help to depict what you want with the greatest accuracy.
Video: how to draw a girl with a pencil
How to draw a portrait of a girl with a pencil, see the video clip:
How to draw a human face, see the video:
how to learn to dance spanish dances
The week of Spain has come at the Fair of Masters, and only this prompted me to create the first publication on this portal, and I have been here for a little over a year now. And we will talk about the sad, passionate, cheerful and light flamenco dance.
For several years this dance was my unattainable dream, and even now I can confidently consider myself a flamenco dancer, even a beginner 🙂
The publication was made to get acquainted with an integral part of Spanish culture.
First, let's understand what is flamenco?
Flamenco is a Spanish gypsy dance. Flamenco is a dance of passion and fire. This is how he appears before the townsfolk, like you and me, but not everyone is aware of his versatility and diversity.
This dance can show passion, sadness, sadness, love. . .
Flamenco is not only a dance, it combines voice, music and dance, creating a powerful image on the stage, striking on the spot with its energy, forcing the viewer to keep an eye on what is happening.
I will talk about the different directions in this dance, the basic concepts that dancers use to designate the main movements, and I will also talk about flamenco costumes.
When people talk about flamenco, they often mention duende .
This is the ephemeral concept of the soul of dance, without which this art becomes impossible. It translates as "magic", "fire" or "feeling". When we, in Russia, say “There is no fire in it”, then in Spain they say “No tiene duende”.
In other words, the dance does not exist without a soul, the dancer (Spanish: bailaor, bailaor) must be inspired, sincerely feel and express any feelings that he wants to convey through his dance.
He must be able to reach the secret corners of the viewer's heart, otherwise it will no longer be flamenco. García Lorca says that Spanish art is "originally ruled by the tart duende, wild and lonely."
There are countless styles of Spanish dance. In particular, below is a picture of a tree of flamenco styles, but I will specifically focus only on the most popular and those that I know.
Allegrias songs and dances are among the most joyful in flamenco, they carry joy, light and warmth.
Alegrias has a cheerful, but at the same time a bit tough, triumphant character. The dance is very dynamic, active, uninhibited and graceful.
It can be performed by both men and women. Although it is mostly performed by women. CompAs (rhythmic pattern) consists of 12 counts and usually begins with 12. I will not delve into the theory of flamenco compasses.
BULERIAS or BULERIA
This is a fast lightning dance, consisting of a "mess" of different compasses replacing each other. The specific rhythm of buleria is emphasized by many zapateos (fractions), hand claps, knee claps, chest claps, jumps and other precise movements at a very fast pace.
In this dance, the dancers just show what many take for the main flamenco. Just in this style of dance, dancers show passion and drama, talk about pain and sorrow. The solea compass consists of 12 tabs.
Sevillana is one of the most celebrated flamenco styles. There are severe restrictions in this style: it is always danced in pairs, the music always has 4 verses. Each couplet, respectively, is called a sevillana: the first sevilla, the second sevilla, the third sevilla, and the fourth sevilla.
Compass of Sevillana 6 beats, the main movements are the Seville step and pasada. Unfortunately, I didn’t find a photo of the movements, but I think that those who practice flamenco will understand what I mean.
Here two dancers are dancing sevillana (photo from the Internet):
Traditionally men perform farruka. This is a male dance, majestic, solemn, proud. In it, the dancer shows himself in all its glory, his professionalism and high skill.
The dance is danced hard, interspersed with zapateos (foot shots) and sharp turns. Nowadays, women can also perform it. This is freestyle, you can dance it until the guitarist or dancer gets tired.
Antonio Gades and his farruka:
SOLEA POR BULERIA
(SOLEA POR BULERIA)
This is one of the main flamenco styles. The compass (rhythm) is the same as in allegrias, but slower. replete with slow movements of the arms and body interspersed with fast lightning-fast zapateos, escobilies and turns.
The end of the dance is marked by the buleria style, the music speeds up, the dancer increases the speed of the zapateo, the turns and the dynamics of the dance.
The photo may already show the end of the dance:
This is a cheerful, mobile, usually fast dance, performed at holidays, fiestas, having a simple, clear rhythm. The main compass: - 2 3 4 - 2 3 4 - 2 3 4 - 2 3 4, almost the same quadruple rhythm familiar to all of us, but in music and dance there is no first count.
Tangos is performed with exquisite, graceful movements, roguish gestures, and even with deft, agile twists. There are often movements of the hips, shoulders, the body and arms are very plastic.
I would like to add something about the names in the dance, about the terminology that the dancers use:
Compass (Compas, emphasis on "a")
- beat, rhythm, size. The rhythmic cycle and basis for all flamenco dances.
Three basic time signatures are used: two-beat, three-beat, and a variation of the twelve-beat measure that is unique to flamenco.
dancer's or dancer's entrance
Yamada (Llamada) - transition from one element of the dance structure to another, with the help of such movements, the dancer tells the guitarist that he wants to change the rhythm or melody.
Escobilla - part of the dance, where the zapateo prevails.
Zapateados or zapateados (Zapateados) is one of the most important features of the flamenco technique.
Zapateo rhythms are beaten with shoes to the rhythm of the music or complement the music. There are several hits:
Golpe (Spanish Golpe) - foot strike.
Tacon (Spanish: Tacon) — a heel kick, most often hit next to the supporting leg. There is a variation of a-tacon (Spanish: a tacon), when they strike with the heel in front of themselves.
Planta (Spanish: Planta) - a blow with the fingertips, trying not to touch the floor with the metal part of the shoes. May be with or without sound.
Punta (Spanish: Punta) - hit with the edge of the toe on the floor behind the body. Point, sharp, swift blow.
It takes time to master these beats, and it takes even more time to produce crazy beats!
This is a complex technique and it is impossible to master it at once, I know from my own experience. I combined the photos I found on zapateo and signed to make it more clear.
Floreo (Floreo) - a technique of hands, movements of the hands and fingers of a dancer, reminiscent of a closing-opening fan. Rotation of the hand around its axis by 360 degrees with the opening of the palm and fingers.
There is another option, when the index and third fingers are held together, and the remaining fingers are bent (male version, but also used by women).
Photo from the Internet, pay attention to the hands: Men hold their hands a little differently, more rigidly and fingers are most often brought together, in the photo is the notorious Joaquin Cortes:
Palmas (Palmas) - hand technique, rhythmic hand claps, who accompany flamenco dancers/coves, singers and guitarists.
They are made either with a dry and muffled sound, the palms are folded in the shape of a shell, cupped, or with a blow, a strong and dry sound is obtained.
See how Carmen Amaya's hands are positioned:
Flamenco dance costumes
It is believed that the traditional colors of a flamenco dress or costume are a combination of black and red, but not everything is so simple. The range of colors used in costumes is very wide, but black, red, and white occupy a leading position.
Let's talk about women's and men's costumes
Traditionally, women dance in dresses or skirts. It can be skirts in one, two, one and a half suns or flared skirts, depending on what they are for.
If it is necessary to actively work with a skirt, to swing the floors sharply, to use some ballet steps, then they use wide skirts that are convenient to work with.
If the dance is dominated by zapateo and the main emphasis is also on the plasticity of the hands, then it is most convenient to dance in a narrowed skirt. In the photo there is just a flared skirt, the classic form of a flamenco skirt:
And here on a woman it is narrow. This form is also called model:
However, there is also a separate skirt or dress for flamenco - Bata de Cola (Spanish: Bata de Cola).
One of a kind skirt with a long hem. It is very difficult to work with, very heavy and at first even cumbersome.
It will take a long time to master it.
Mostly these skirts are made in Spain because of the fabrics used, which are not sold all over the world.
Sometimes, however, can be found in Russian ateliers, but due to the complexity of tailoring, not all are taken. Very far 🙂 Styles such as solea, bulerias, alegrias dance in this skirt.
In order for the bata de cola to fly, it is sewn with mathematical calculations. Even the height of the dancer, the height of the heels is taken into account.
The length of the train is usually 2.5 meters on average, the frills on the skirt can be from 3 to 8. Frills are sewn both on the outside of the skirt and on the inside (!).
The cable weight is 5 to 11 kg. Can you imagine how difficult it is to work with such a skirt? :) Men's flamenco costume consists of dark trousers, a wide belt and a white shirt with wide sleeves.
Sometimes the edges of the shirt are tied in front at the waist. A short bolero vest called a chaleco is sometimes worn over a shirt.
Nowadays, sometimes you can meet male dancers in classical costumes, made of lighter fabrics that are comfortable for dancing. And sometimes, like Joaquin Cortes, they dance with a naked torso 🙂
At the end of a short review, I would like to give a poem that reflects my attitude to this magnificent dance. I didn’t find the author, but if you find it and leave it in the comments, I will be very grateful:
She danced flamenco and circled a wounded bird,
And beckoned with her bottomless gaze ...
She danced flamenco.
She danced like a flame that rushes through the ashes
Unable to find food for herself and then goes out, dying ...
She danced flamenco and sang with her hands about pain,
90,882 About the bitter lot ...
She danced flamenco.
And the heart burned and beat under black heels,
And time suddenly stopped…
The famous Spanish flamenco dance is unsurpassed grace, frenzied energy, passionate emotions and beauty.
Dancers perform to energetic guitar melodies, castanets and rhythmic clapping. There are many varieties of flamenco: milonga, romance, saeta, bulerias, etc.
These dances are common in Andalusia and southern Spain. It seems that only the natives of Spain can master them. But everyone can learn this art. The main thing is desire, as passionate as flamenco itself. The first thing that is necessary for flamenco is to feel your body, learn to completely subordinate it to yourself, balance it.
Leaps, jumps and turns require a good sense of weight and balance. Professional dancers claim that flamenco dances make the body speak, which means that all its parts must be mobile and harmonious. Before and in between sessions, it is useful to do balance exercises. Another important condition in flamenco is correct posture.
Dancing with a stooped back and shrugged shoulders looks ugly and false. The lack of good posture prevents the body from “speaking out”, and the dancer from demonstrating his skills and revealing his soul to the viewer. Posture control gives you more freedom to move your arms, head, torso and legs.
This will help reduce the risk of injury and increase self-confidence. There is a common misconception that flamenco dancers need to dance with a permanent arched back.
This is actually very dangerous. There are various postures that affect the body in all directions.
For the starting position, focus on the upper body, push the chest slightly forward and use the back muscles to raise the arms, not the muscles of the shoulders and neck.
It is important to try to keep your shoulders straight and look straight ahead without lowering your head. First you need to learn and remember the basic steps well. This is where most flamenco classes begin.
To accurately repeat the movements, you need to carefully observe professional dancers several times and listen to the teacher, and at home, be sure to repeat the lessons learned.
If it is difficult to catch all the basic steps, you need to concentrate on different aspects of the movement: pay attention to the sound, rhythm, foot position, and then to the coordination of the whole step. In order to clearly enter at the right moment and catch the rhythm, you need to carefully listen to the melody, tap the rhythm with a pencil or with the help of claps. Flamenco is not usually accompanied by a score like ballroom dancing.
Therefore, it is very important to catch and feel the rhythm. Often the basic step appears in the dance in the form of various variations or a bunch between movements.
Experienced dancers are advised to hone the quality of steps first in front of a mirror, and then without it.
In the flamenco dance, the arms are rounded, the elbows are bent and raised. Although there are many hand movements, beginner dancers should focus on learning the basic positions, how to maintain posture and control their upper body as they move.
You can gradually move on to the study of wrist movements. They should always be isolated from the movement of the rest of the hand. You need to try to make the circle of the wrist as large as possible.
- The hand will certainly move a little in response, but it is important to make sure that it does not move too much.
- Elbows should always be raised. Even if you need to rehearse the movement of any particular part of the body - arms or legs, you need to keep in touch with other parts and make the whole body work.
It is important for both the initial and subsequent steps that the posture is perfect. If it is not controlled, then dancing loses its true charm and charm, and further training may seem difficult and inefficient.
Sometimes beginners are embarrassed to perform the movement correctly because of complexes and fear of looking ridiculous. But flamenco encourages dancers to love themselves and accept them for who they are.
This is a dance of pride and dignity, where there is no place for complexes and insecurity. It is important to love your body.
Only then will the dances turn out to be truly passionate and sincere. Visualization and imaginative thinking help to relax well: a person can imagine himself as a famous dancer or favorite actor. Like any learning process, the effectiveness of flamenco lessons is based on constant and repeated repetition of what has been learned.
First you need to learn the positions and movements of the legs in combination with the rhythm of the step, and only then work on the technique of transitions and turns.
If it is difficult to move from one step to the next, then the dancer has poor control over his body, weight and balance, and this interferes with memorizing new steps. Only constant practice will solve the problem. Do not rush: flamenco cannot be learned in a couple of classes or even a week.
You need to tune in to a long work on yourself to perfect each movement. Flamenco teachers advise at every opportunity to visualize, mentally perform the movements passed.
This is especially helpful to do right after class. You need to close your eyes, hear the rhythm in your head, see the movement and feel it.
Visualization sessions reinforce the patterns of choreography in memory, just like real exercises. The body begins to listen better, and learning is more efficient. The expressive emotions and sometimes tormented facial expressions of flamenco dancers are largely associated with the history of the dance.
According to one version, it appeared during the atrocities of the Spanish Inquisition. After 1492, all the inhabitants of the country had to accept Christianity under threat of punishment. Muslims, Jews and Gypsies came together to support each other in the fight against the law.
Many researchers believe that the development of flamenco began in this dangerous and cruel time. The mood of protest was reflected in the dance. With its help, dancers demonstrate a whole bunch of conflicting feelings: pain and pride, love and hate.
Flamenco dance without any emotions is simply unacceptable. Sometimes flamenco dancers are compared to the actors of a complex play who give their best. Therefore, they often get tired not physically, but emotionally, opening their souls to the audience.
This is important to remember for all beginners who dream of mastering the secrets of dance. To get used to the role and immerse yourself in the magic of dance, you need to overcome complexes and insecurity. Flamenco connoisseurs call it one of the most expressive and most liberating art forms that cannot be described in dance sequence and order:
"He who dances with his heart, intuitively, becomes the best flamenco dancer."
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Flamenco is a word with a mesmerizing sound. There are associations that take you to the old Andalusia with the color and aroma of vanilla, pepper and love.
Great Lorca sang the gitan and the foaming sea in flamenco rhythm. An ancient guitar singing with soulful anguish under the inexorable "agile daggers".
Flamenco, how to learn and feel the rhythm and flavor of dance? These are not just memorized movements, turns, steps and facial expressions. To enter the state of duende and merge with the black demon of inspiration is the essence of the sacrament.
A sultry and passionate gitana with a bleeding scarlet rose beats the rhythm with her heels as she tells her story.
Flamenco is a whole action, the participants of which are a dancer, a singer, a palmero and a guitarist.
Everyone solos in order of priority. The dancer visually recreates the drawing through movements.
The singer outlines the canvas with her voice. The guitar cries in skillful hands, and the palmero sets the rhythm. To do this, you can use any percussion instruments, snap off blows with castanets or claps to match the heart.
Spanish women start learning to dance flamenco at any age. Years are not a hindrance. Life experience will only add color to the story told in the dance.
Opening the soul, showing true beauty and confidence is the meaning of the action. A woman captivates those around her with intoxicating and at the same time proud movements. Self-confidence is felt in the look, in every wave of the hand, in the smooth swaying, in the bends and turns.
Flamenco has a special energy, to feel and feel which is the task of the dancer. Spanish schools teach dance for ten lessons. The teacher will teach the base on the basis of which you can draw your story.
Anyone can learn how to dance flamenco. Open your heart to the rhythms of sultry Moorish women, mysterious gitans, secrets with a slight admixture of Jewish blood and the experience of centuries.
It is impossible to pass by a school that invites you to learn flamenco. The aroma of sultry Spain will win hearts and make you beat in unison with the sound of the sea with azure lips at the edge of the lagoon, with salty tears and the bitterness of the waves, sung by Lorca.
The ability to withstand a flurry of life's hardships, not to bend and not give up under the gloomy gaze of a disappointed Fortune, to turn the face of a capricious goddess, turning the eternal wheel - flamenco will give.