Sketch of a Ballerina

Sketch of a Ballerina

After looking through some breathtaking paintings of ballerinas by Guan ZeJu, I decided to do a quick sketch of a dancer. This drawing was completed in one evening. But the amazingly realistic and delicate paintings by Zeju demand far more time and focus.

Art is a fantastic means of portraying an idea and touching lives, despite language and cultural barriers. Guan ZeJu was born in 1941 in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province. Today he is a Senior Artist of the Guangzhou Art Institute and a member of the Artists’ Association of China; he has served as Director of the Guangdong Provincial Branch of the Artists’ Association of China and Vice-Secretary General of the Oil Painting Research Association of Guangdong, China. He made his way to America and became a celebrated painter of the ballet, which culminated in the release of the book “Guan ZeJu: Selected Ballet Paintings,” in 2000….So what will you accomplish today and how many people will you inspire?


One thought on “Sketch of a Ballerina

  1. You’re so awesome! I don’t believe I have read anything like this before. So nice to find someone with unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

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