30 second sketches

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I’ve finally got round to trying some 30 second gesture drawing, after being inspired by a post on Notes to The Milkman . 

The idea is to put on some kind of sports programme – a cricket match, football, whatever, pause it frame by frame, set a timer and give yourself 30 seconds each pause to record a short, quick sketch of a players movement.

I meant to do this with the tennis, but I got engrossed in watching it instead! There was no sport on yesterday, so I dug out an old Chi Kung video and used that.

Here are a couple of my efforts..!

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They are not the best, I am rusty..but I loved doing it, so relaxing and great for focus. It’s also really useful for helping you to notice the “important” lines..good practice for both art and photography I’d imagine.

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