by Stefani on 18-July-2009

Gonna be a crazy week, but so far it's a lazy, do-what-you-like kinda weekend. So… I thought I'd go ahead and get my contribution to IF in. 

This week's theme is "Tango," so I give you… 

Henry, who finally, in a fit of passion, worked up the courage to ask her to dance. 


 And did they ever… 

art fan ako July 18, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I like it! Her hair flowing, the lanterns, the bystanders. Nice art!

Amy July 18, 2009 at 5:10 pm

The movement in this drawing is fabulous. I LOVE her hair! You are one very talented lady.

Diahn July 18, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Delightful! Go Henry!

Dawn Suzette July 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm

What a lucky gal!
Love the focus of color… Wonderful job!

Mad Woman July 18, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Love it! Go Henry!!

Nicola Toms July 18, 2009 at 8:33 pm

So beautiful! Such a cute little picture, and so much movement, clever use of colour, I love it!

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Thank you so much!

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Her hair was lots of fun! I don’t know why all those dancer types tend to put their hair up when they dance. It’s so dramatic and flowy to see it whipping around. Note to self: next time I tango, I shall wear my hair down 🙂

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

It is silly really, how very much I was pulling for him to win her heart 🙂

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

There’s nothing quite like the love of an earnest young man is there? Lucky for me, I’ve got three of them that like to twirl me ’round the kitchen… not to mention their older but equally earnest papa!

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Did I ever tell you that I took a course called “mad women in the attic” in college. Seems like I did tell you that. It was all about insane women in literature. It was a great course, and I think of it every single time I see your name pop up. Thanks for that! And for your kindness too.

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Thanks so much Nicola! The whole movement thing and selective use of color was a bit of a stretch for me, so it’s so nice to hear that those were the things that struck you!

Brittany July 18, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Beautiful! plus my son’s name is Henry so I’m a bit in love with this dashing boy who shares the same name. 🙂

I’m very impressed with the perspective of the drawing, the onlookers in the background, angle of the girl, the spotlights and shading. Great work. Keep ’em coming! You’ve inspired me to go sketch a bit before bed.

Stefani July 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Thank you so much, Brittany. I love the name Henry! If I were to have a fourth boy (heavens!) it would be on top of the name list for sure.

I really wanted to do the drawing from this perspective… something a little bit more challenging than a side view of the dancers. It was a lot of fun to attempt, and believe me, my little models were all too happy to “dip” each other as reference for me 🙂

Yes, go and sketch! I’d love to see your work too!

darlene July 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm

love it! your drawing is amazing. keep it up!

Cassandra July 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Oh, I just love this one! I especially love the folks in the background, watching the dance!

Fiona July 19, 2009 at 8:40 am

Love the swish of her hair!

Lia July 19, 2009 at 9:36 am

So cute! I particularly love the girl in the corner with her hand over her mouth, “Oh!” Like she just can’t believe her leg is up that high.

Indigene July 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Great perspective, energy and line work!

jack foster July 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

great angle! Love your linear style!

Mister Dad July 20, 2009 at 11:44 am

from a former illustrator, i hafta love it. and “tango” of all things… wifey and i were just saying over the weekend how we needed to stop relying on SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance) vicariously, and start ballroom/ jiving again. after all, we have this fine laminated wood familyroom…

back to you, and “you” go girl!

Hannah July 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I love the dancers, of course, but I’m also getting a kick out of the lanterns!

Mandy July 21, 2009 at 7:24 am

Stefani, your drawings are getting better and better. I love seeing all the new ones you come up with! What an amazing gift to give your sons one day.

Loni Edwards July 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Very nice! I love the perspective.

Kelly July 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Soo swwweeettt!

elizabeyta July 22, 2009 at 11:20 am

I love it! I have been enjoying all your recent drawings but since my husband and I Argentine Tango, this one really makes me smile!

Relyn July 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I love this drawing and the entire story I can feel lurking within it. More than that, I want to tell you how inspired I feel that you are pushing yourself and doing something new. That you are so willing to grow in such a public forum. You inspire me.

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