This beautiful image is Edgar Degas. Preparing this image for class has given me a whole new appreciation for Degas. He has captured special moments in time and he has rendered them with spectacular technique.
I did this on hot press watercolour paper. Before starting the pencil work I laid in a light value blue-green wash. I let that wash dry and then did the drawing. The brightest whites were done using white chalk.
It was a real pleasure to do this image.