pencil sketch of a burlesque performer with white feather fans and a white costume

Burlesque Sketches

As a warm up for my drawing, I like to do a lot of figure sketches.  As I have a fondness for burlesque, a lot of my sketches revolve around that theme.  Behold, a feathered lady and an aerial hoop artist.

Dancing Bear Costume

I am going to a cabaret night where the audience is encouraged to dress up according to a theme.  The theme we have been given is the circus.  Now, I have a somewhat extensive fancy dress wardrobe and I like to be able to wear costumes more than once – so I am updating a bear costume that I already have into a Wonderous Dancing Bear of Rave.  For some inspiration I drew some dancing bears to give me an idea of what I’d like my costume to include.  I plan to blog some how-to ‘s if ever you find yourself with a need to dress as a dancing bear…

Warm Up Bear Sketches

A few practice drawings to get the feel of drawing bears

Some ideas for costume accessories etc

Costume Items:

Bear – ears/fur/claws/muzzle

Accessories – tutu/fez

How To ‘s for each of these to follow!  I’m looking forward to putting it all together, I can bear-ly wait!