Friday, June 16, 2006

Fred and Ginger

Fred and Ginger
Fred and Ginger
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.

This week's Illustration Friday topic is dance. So I dug this out of the archives. I did this back in the 80s when I wanted to be the next Bill Nelson. He's an excellent Colored Pencil Illustrator who was at the top of his game back then. Since then I have come to realize we all just need to be the next 'us'. The piece is incolored pencil on Canson drawing paper and is 18" x 24"


25 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

an amazing illustration. watercolor?

Chuck Rose said...

Thanks, Colored Pencil on Canson paper, 18" x 24"

jess said...

when i was in college, i took a course called 'women in art' -- women as subject of art and women artists. we talked a lot about ter borch's ability to paint satin (my professor's specialty area was dutch art). and that's what i think of when i look at the folds of ginger's dress. it fascinates me how you were able to give a sense of the joy of their partnership (and dance) from the way her ruffles fold up and curl.

Diane Duda said...

An amazing colored pencil drawing!

Ces said...

Wow! I am in awe.

Bcubed said...

I know what you mean about being the next Bill Nelson. I had the same asperations once myself. But as you I thought I would just be me instead and it has paid handsomely. The Piece is absoultely wonderful of course i am a little partial to CP

constance said...

Wow! this is amazing! you're really good with colour pencils - who would have thought that it's done with cp! Great piece!

Ken Chandler said...

That's a beautiful piece Chuck. Thanks for thinking to dig it out. It's really amazing!

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

sweet! beautifully done.

steve said...

Holy cow--you're one talented guy! Bravo!

violetismycolor said...

this is incredibly beautiful...

kg said...

this is absolutely wonderful.

Laura said...

Smooth!! Elegant and so well done, too. You have more talent in one fingernail than a whole boatful of other artists.

Brandi said...

Amazing. The detail on that dress is fantastic. Looks like she is just floating on air! Brandi

Chuck Rose said...

You guys are too kind. If I recall, I spent about 3 days solid on that dress. Now imagine the mental vacation I took when I was doing his tux. It probably took as much time becuae I had to build up to that dark value very slowly, but none of the careful drawing.

Linda said...

Oooh -- this makes me want to dance, too! :-D
Gorgeous ... the dress, the shine on his shoes, the moment of balance just before a change of direction ... and ditto to all of the above praise!

Andre Reutens said...

Love it! Meticulously done. Amazing!

carla said...

This is pure elegance! I am really astounded by your finesse with colored pencils...such amazing detail and rendering of textures. Wow!

troglodyte mignon said...

wow, what to add...scrumptious? you rule.

Janet said...

Wow! Beautiful!

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Rrramone said...

My heroes! I had such a crush on Ginger Rogers...

Ginger*:)* said...

this is marvelous! and by the way, my husband's name is Fred.

Carolyn said...

the piece is nothing short of amazing, but the moral of your story is even better. it's something i tell myself everyday!

mnchkn0103 said...

My stepmother has seen every Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film and has instilled in me a sense of their chemistry onscreen. Your drawing has done the same for me in two dimensions.