Wednesday ART: Drawings with ink and graphite on paper…Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia

(“Dance” ink on paper original 25,4 x 22,8 cm)

I did this drawing back in the days when I was living and working (in the police department) in Miami, Florida. I wanted to put some versions of dance, within a structure of everyday life. For example, the background images are separated and controlled by straight black lines. Basically the rest of the world is involved in their quest, perhaps for beauty. There are flowers and flowery bushes all over, representing that this is the natural world, green and filled with colour, although you cannot see it. There is a drummer that sets the rhythm. Classical dancers are involved in their pas de deux and here we see the connection that is made by the male dancer with a spectator. It seemingly is a kiss…

The other element of the dance is represented by the Sufi dancer, a Whirling Dervish. Here dance is religion, dance is spirituality and dance is meditation. These are three things that form an integral part of society and quite important for a well balanced life. Elements, one can say, that compose a human being for we are not just chemical elements, we are much more than that. We are not creatures that have randomly evolved. We are created beings made in the likeness of the Pantokrator.

This drawing is available as the original that it is or in prints from a limited series of 50. Contact us at Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia (Instagram: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera)

Here is a short photo compilation of six of my original illustrations that we at Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia have selected to create limited edition prints from.

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  1. margarethallfineart · 8 Days Ago

    This is lovely, strong black and white work.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 8 Days Ago

      Thank you so much Margaret. I’m so glad you like it and I truly appreciate your encouragement. All the best,

  2. Brad Osborne · 8 Days Ago

    I always love your work in black and white. Your use of shading, focal point, and geometric line work seems to create multiple layers within the two dimensional representation. Each time I see them I find another detail that speaks to me. Well shared, my friend!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 8 Days Ago

      Thank you very much Brad, I really appreciate it. And yes, I love drawing, probably much more than painting as I really can feel the essence of creating an image much clearer with graphite, ink and carbon…all the best my friend!

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