In every field, you have to familiarize yourself with the tools used to get work done. In drawing the standard tools are graphite pencils, pen and ink, and gouache. To continue creating impressive sculptures, Rodin learned to use different combinations in his artwork. He was among the most prominent artists after producing more than 10,000 drawings.
Rodin as a Young Draughtsman
Rodin has always aimed to make a tremendous change in his career life. He felt that remaining stagnant is regressing and therefore, he decided to parlay his philosophy through sculptures and drawings. To propel his career and rejuvenate himself, he always looked for a new invention, developments, and sources of inspiration. Rodin created two women – one helping the other to put on a garment in the year 1890. He used a pencil, watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper to come up with this beautiful drawing.
His artwork was less expressionistic and somber compared to "black drawings," which were common in the early years of the decade. The drawing was commonly referred circa 1890, since it was precise, with few fluid lines and more use of watercolor. As per his drawing, he had a distinct preference for yellow and pink colors. The powerful and expressive drawing features two women sketched movements, with emphatic contour colors. Rodin used pencil lines, ink, and arbitrary colors to vividly portray the two women figures.
Where did Rodin get his Inspiration from?
Rodin is associated with great sculpture such as Cambodian dancer front view, six studies of Cambodian dancers and two women - one helping the other to put on a garment. Most of his artwork revolves around dance. He sourced his inspiration from cultural dances, which were a form of cultural exchange at that time. He enjoyed the Cambodian dance which he enjoyed in Paris during his tours. A woman called Hanako also inspired Robin. She was an experienced Japanese troupe whom Rodin considered strong and impressive. He was inspired by her Asian frame and went on to produce fifty sculptures of her. She found her different from women she came across in Western Europe at that time. After creating two women- one helping the other to put on a garment, Rodin’s reputation was boomed.