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/
The liveliness of these sketches is so engaging. Brings back memories of lots of winter skating on rinks and ponds while growing up in Massachusetts. Now I live in Florida and ice skating is only a memory. The wonder of sketching to keep things alive is reaffirmed. Thank you, Suhita!
Living is San Jose is not quite like florida, but my experience with ice is limited to an hour a year at the rink . I’m not sad abut that. when I want to look at beautiful snow and ice I head over to Shari Blaukopf’s blog and look at her snow paintings.
Really helpful post thanks! Seeing your process makes it feel doable.
Yes, these are cool too! I really like your loose style, sigh! 🙂
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