This was an experiment with textures,
I had never really played with adding texture to a colour before and
found this very educational in learning about the capability of Photoshop.
The drawing itself is a misnomer from its name, as the dress is
far more like a mandrin than a geisha, so technically I shouldnt call
it a geisha. For a proper geisha, research is required.
The figure is in a very contorted stance, you will notice that
her hips are tilted against gravity as she is bending her knee on the
same side as her hip is raised. However in couter movement, her shoulders
bend dramatically down towards the same side as the bent knee, showing
a certain tension being held in the mid torso. Although a probably stance,
not a likely one to be held for more than a second like a dancer would.