Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ballet and ballerina sketches by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia; Update

All sketches drawn, painted and signed by me Gloria Poole, RN, artist of Missouri; Copyright info below sketches.
This is the 3rd attempt of mine to draw and paint a pretend ballerina. I was not attempting to draw a real ballerina in any of these sketches and created all of these with paper and pencil and paint. My first attempt to create ballerina is the last sketch on this post.

This is my sketch of a prima ballerina dancing on stage. It is also on another blog of mine.

This is the 2nd attempt to draw and paint a ballerina.

.This sketch is a ballet on the stage and it was waaaay harder to draw in motion than I thought it would be. I have tried to draw motion into sketches before with better results than on this sketch. But this sketch also serves a purpose. It shows me the areas I need to improve in. I sort of took a time-out from drawing and painting ballet sketches after this sketch because I was not happy with it. It is posted on another blog of mine and the others may be also, but this is all of them together, which helps me and others [you viewers] see if I am improving.

Another attempt to draw and paint an actual ballet but by modifying the faces and people to make them "pretend people" not real ballerinas. This sketch is pathetic . I was not happy with it all. I do not have much experience creating lots of not-real people all gathered in one place and making a composition of it to paint. I am making efforts to expand my skills to get to the point where I could draw and paint something like "the boating party" or Michelango's Sisten Chapel. It might take me another 20 years of practice to get that good.

This sketch is the prima ballerina putting on her makeup in the dressing room. She is also not a real woman but is shown applying her lipstick while wearing her wrap-around shower towel-thing. I have two daughters who took ballet for years and I saw the backstage area for recitals for years. My daughters did not want to be prima ballerinas but they did want to learn poise and grace and good posture and ballet did that.

This is my sketch of a tiny girl who is at her first ballet lesson dressed in her tutu [which is usually not worn at practice] and in her leg warmings and with a long sleeve t-shirt instead of a leotard. This is a watercolor sketch only and I might repaint it into acrylics at some point in time. It is also on another blog of mine.

This was my first attempt to draw a ballerina, years ago, and I was inspired by the Degas dancer series to see if I could paint those tulle tutus and make them look like tutus.

22 Sept 2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed. This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere,nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote, nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent], nor literary agent to represent me, and never did. I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.

For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed" in year 2005 in Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007], and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist. In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP tried to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches and walking boot after surgery to repair fractures and implant metal. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine. I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at, and also on my Picasa albums at

I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], owner/writer for words that WORK, and Tapestry of LIFE, photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ]. That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. .

Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and in real life since it is my real, born with first name; and as Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 22 Sept 2014 at 4:13pm. Update on 27 Sept 2014 by me Gloria to add the prima ballerina sketch that i had omitted on the 22nd. All else remains the same on this entry. Gloria Poole; at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, 27 Sept 2014 at 1:37pm.