Degas Statue in Water


September 20, 2012 by mamie


Completed Date: 8/27/12

Medium: graphite

Description: The point of this sketchbook project was to study the refraction of light when it hits the surface of water. All of the people in my AP Art class chose a certain object to place in water and then sketched it in pencil.

Before starting, I was looking around my house trying to find something interesting to draw when my copy of the Degas sculpture The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer sitting on my bureau caught my eye. I figured that it would be a pretty cool object to put in a bathtub and draw (so long as the water didn’t ruin it, of course), so it was what I chose. Rushed, as always, I wanted to spend more time sketching the bathtub and water surrounding the sculpture after working on the statue, but one factor of creating art in an art class at school is that there are unfortunately always due dates. (I ended up turning it in a day late, anyway… got to have limits.)


2 thoughts on “Degas Statue in Water

  1. prewitt1970 says:

    Very nice I’m sending smiles today 🙂

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