Day 5 of 30 days, 30 illustrations

Day 5: Dancers in ink

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” 
- Friedrich Nietzsche
 

Last weekend I went out dancing for the first time in a while. Dancing to loud music with a whole crowd around you is so immersive it makes it easy to get a little lost for a while, in a good way.

Inky dancers / illustration by Holly Sharpe

I did loads of sketches for this illustration, which made the final stage of composing it in Photoshop quite hard work as there were way too many options, I probably could have created 10 more versions. But I stripped it right back and decided that simple was best. However, I did do one other version, which will be tomorrow's illustration. I thought they were both quite fitting to post at the weekend when I'm sure lots of people will be out dancing. Or I hope so anyway. 

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” 
- Martha Graham
 

Holly
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