Monday, July 20, 2009

Tango

tango

When I do illustration Friday I usually like the obscure and abstract words that i can make mean anything or relate to how they make me feel at the moment, usually I start of with an idea or a sentence and move from there.
With all the shoot and being busy with some design projects, i didn't draw for about 2 weeks, so I thought that doing Illustration Friday this week might get me back into shape. I decided to challenge myself with it.

The word was Tango, which is neither obscure or abstract and I don't really relate to it at all, I ended up downloading a bunch of Tango dancing photos and printing them, and just started drawing.

While I was drawing I thought about how i never really found this type of dancing as sexy or even something to do in a couple. My dancing abilities are very limited and often just involve jumping around in a concert, actually, the only situations I could do even that was when I was single and going to shows on my own. Somehow the getting carefree enough to jump around while being in a relationship doesn't really work for me (plus, I was drinking a lot more back then).

So those dancer people pictures were somehow more embarrassing in their dramatics and exaggerated motions then attractive or sexy.

A while later i remembered a violent and pretty sensual movie called Tango, by Carlos Saura, which I saw many years ago, the combination of dance scenes and a vague story line as well as pretty extreme light and set effects, actually did made me see someo f the beauty others see in this dance.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful! I love the composition and coloring.

Gavin Goo said...

Beautiful linework :)

Danette said...

Wow!! These are fantastic...love the patterned background and the colours!

Lina said...

Wonderful style :)

INDIGENE said...

It reminds me of the ads from the 50s or 60s! Like something from the show "Mad Men" I love it. Composition, style, text and color! Wonderful!

Ann Marie said...

I think these are great!! Love the background and your use of color.

zainah said...

very cool, I like seeing the 3 different panels playing off each other