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Uploaded: April 13, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: April 20, 2010
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I really had a fun drawing this next tutorial that I am about to submit. For a long time now I wanted to do a lesson on "how to draw a ballerina", step by step but never got around to doing it till now. I was inspired to draw this female character because my younger sister has been watching Angelina Ballerina for the past three weeks. She watches it so much that I am starting to enjoy the children’s cartoon that airs on PBS Kids. Anyways the word ballerina comes from the Italian language and it means female dancer. The whole art of ballet started in the fifteenth century in the renaissance courts of Italy and then later in the French courts during the seventeenth century. The dancing was so beautiful and memorizing that ballet dancing developed in England, and Russia. Ballerina dancers started out as being females, but as the ballet became more and more aristocratic, male leads started to be seen in stage plays through out Europe. Nowadays little girls across the globe dream of being a ballet dancer one day as did many of the young ladies back in the olden times. To be a skilled ballerina meant that a young woman would have to undergo extensive training in the ballet field. The same strict principles still apply when pursuing a career in ballet dancing. There are several schools that one can apply to, to get the training and education needed to gain a future toward ones dreams. One of the most prestigious schools today is The Juilliard School of dance, drama, and music located in New York. So if you are someone that dreams of being a skilled ballerina one day you have to make sure you are physically, mentally, and emotionally strong enough to do so. I guess until you get there you can tackle this tutorial on "how to draw a ballerina", step by step. Maybe after you are done with the sketch you can color her in to resemble yourself (if you’re a girl that is). I know you will enjoy this lesson because it is easy enough for anyone to learn from.

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Step 5. How to Draw a Ballerina Dancer