Part 4, project 3, exercise 4 – energy

This task is very much about movement and the use of gesture. I found some suitable images via a Google search and made sure I used quick strokes to execute the flow of movement in each. I will also admit to discarding two tango dancers but may go back to them so as not to be defeated.

This is a man running for a bus. I’ve used an inktense block and water to make the flow of his clothing and fluidity of his limbs.

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This is white inktense pencil on black cartridge although the camera hasn’t represented that well. This man is in the midst of a full flight jump although from his expression I wasn’t sure if he was enjoying it.

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Lavender shade of soft pastel for wrestling. I quite enjoyed this one.

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I think drawing movement suits me better than the more static poses requiring detail. I like the freedom gestural marks give me to make an impression of an action rather than to document an account of it. I also like the rapidity – these took no more than a few minutes each – because this militates against obsessive attention to small parts at the expense of the whole.

 

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