Sketching At the English National Ballet School (I)

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These are some sketches I have done at the English National Ballet School, Hortensia Rd Chelsea. I first had the opportunity to sketch there while studying Portraiture at The Heatherley's School of Fine Art, from 2003-2005. I really enjoyed the experience then and that's why I applied more recently to sketch there again.

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To sketch constantly moving dancers is not an easy experience, it's far different form the people I sketch on the train, even though the train is moving. This was a real test of  pure observation and speed. One just has to be alert and be content with whatever comes out of it.

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This is part 1 of a three part post on these sketches of ballet dancers.

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I have used Tom Bow Dual Wash pens for these sketches in an A3 Sketchbook.

Adebanji  Alade sketching at  English National Ballet School

While sketching the Ballet dancers I heard the Tutor say to the students, "If you don't work to your maximum  everyday, you'll remain at the same level for years"

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