Dance is the hidden language of the soul by Dianne  Ilka


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Soft pastel on A4 size dark blue Canson MiTex paper

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

This has been my translation for the SoJie Human Figure workshop
Thankyou Alfredo for allowing me to translate your fantastic photo :)

by Alfredo Estrella

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    You finished! Oh my gosh. Dianne, it’s just wonderful! The face definitely is the grand finale. I love her focused look. FABULOUS. Love it.

  • Thanks Frannie! It’s been something really out of my comfort zone so I’m really glad that I gave it a go :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Martha Mitchell
    Martha Mitchellabout 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, Dianne. I love the simplicity of the composition, the elegant lines and shading. Very well done!

  • Thanks Martha :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 2 years ago

    This must be a pink shoes workshop for you!! She is lovely, really well done!

  • Thanks Leslie! I actually thought about the pink shoe thing before I started. Maybe this is the little girl all grown up :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Claudia Dingle
    Claudia Dingleabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work, from start to finish!

  • Thankyou so much Claudia!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniabout 2 years ago

    September 14th 2012 Congratulations! Your work is featured in the Group Redbubble Treasures

  • Thanks! I really appreciate it :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    This is the one my wife wanted me to do, the finished project would have graced a granddaughter’s room. Your translation is excellent Dianne. I like it very much.

  • Thanks Jim! I’m sure you would have done an amazing job on this one :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • © Helen Chierego
    © Helen Chieregoabout 2 years ago

    Dianne, beautiful pastel image!

  • Thanks so much Helen :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 14th, 2012
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thanks Mary :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Alfredo Estrella
    Alfredo Estrellaabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful interpretation, thank you Dianne

  • Thanks Alfredo! And thankyou so much for allowing me to translate it :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Dianne – I love the soft light coming through on her cozzie & face, as well as the reflection.

  • Thanks Terri :)

    – Dianne Ilka

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