Moresca Dancer

Moresca Dancer. Digital painting.

Moresca Dancer. Digital painting.

There is a terrific website called, where you are shown various human poses. With a click with your mouse you can change the pose in whatever direction you want to. There is one pose which reminded me of a film about medieval jugglers and acrobats, doing jumps and twisting their bodies. They are called moresca dancers, and their costumes are very colorful.

I did a very fast and rough sketch with a ballpoint pen (not with a pencil, so no way to erase any wrong lines!). Then I took a photo of it and proceeded to work on it with Photoshop. I reproduced the lines in Photoshop and then did the coloring, and while I did that I decided not to have lines at all, so I went over them with the color. I also decided not to do any shading. I didn’t want to look the painting like a realistic one, rather I wanted it to look like a kind of wood cut.


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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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