This is #2 in a series of of “things that move too quickly to capture”. Ice Skaters at the Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice Skating , a rink that is set up for about a month around the holidays. Most skaters there seem to be like me: people who rent their skates at the rink and basically skate for one hour every year, a good half hour of which is spent trying to let go of the side of the rink.
So there are no super-fast, super graceful skaters, but they’re still fast enough to pose a challenge. As always, I do a bunch of pages and then decide which ones to add more with
This time, I work with one tool: a Pentel Brush pen. Once I have a bunch of quick gestural captures on a few pages, I choose some to add details to with colored pencil.
It’s amazing how a few accessories in colored pencil can add meaning and context to the gestural marks in black ink.
The first post in this series, “Embrace the Pace” is here: https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/2022/01/26/embracing-movement-construction-crews/