Category Archives: Drawings of great sillitude

Little Wooden Mannequin Project #4, this time it’s a man

Why is he so sad? Whose hand is he reaching for? Where did his shirt go?

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #3

Seriously, this thing. The feet rotate in a full circle, including completely backwards as you can see in the reference photo, but the hips only hinge back and forth. Who? For What??? Eh never mind.

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #2

She’s so confident and full of sway, but oh those feet.

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Artist Mannequin: a study in anguish, joy, and problematic joints

We got this little mannequin as part of a, like, “artist sketching kit!” or something, Mr. Adult Beginner bought the kit just so he could use the box for another project, and then all the pencils and stuff went into … Continue reading

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I like canvas for summer

The Capezio Pro Canvas split sole. Pretty. Insole bunches up under toes though. Just have to remember to take them off and smooth the insole out before barre starts or else I’m all princess-and-the-pea, my-pirouettes-don’t-work-because-my-shoes time.

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My favorite slippers right now

Sansha Nijinsky. Surprisingly sexy for a full-soled slipper.

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Make friends at the barre.

Someone in my ballet class is smelly. Pretty sure I know who it is. It’s not me, but there’s always a moment of horror where I freak out and worry that my hippie deodorant has failed and maybe this time … Continue reading

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French girls carry baguettes,

Ballet girls carry EVERYTHING.

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Why is that one swan barking…

We ended a combination the other day with this pose, that was like head tilted to the side, resting on the back of one hand with the other arm up in the air and that hand kind of drifting gracefully, … Continue reading

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Maybe just one more pair

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