Take Flight

Take Flight Pole Dance Painting Nadia Sharif Leen Isabel

Title: “Take Flight”
Medium: Pencil, Digital Painting, 2011

First piece in my pole series. This was drawn while I was obsessed with the “teddy” hold. Inspired by the woman who taught me the move, award winning pole dancer, Nadia Sharif. The birds are Lazuli Buntings which are native to the West Coast. So, west coast polers, REPRESENT!

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    Art Portfolio
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    Pole Dance Series
  • Series Description
    This series is my personal way of sharing with the world the beauty of pole dancing. I hope, through illustration, I can reach a wider audience outside of our dance community to consider how incredible this aerial art is and to reduce the stigma that is usually associated to it. My aim is to create a new series of pin-ups not only celebrating a woman's beauty, but also her physical strength and grace. Each of my models are dancers who have inspired me throughout my journey.