A costume designer may need to sketch and illustrate a succession of sample designs before the final versions are made up. These beautiful designs were hand-drawn by Kristian Fredrikson for Royal New Zealand Ballet's productions of Swan lake. Both are of costumes for the evil sorceror Baron von Rothbart – the one on the left was for the 2001 production, while the one on the right was for the 1985 production. Zoom in to see details.
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Artwork by Kristian Fredrikson
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