Tuesday, February 16, 2010

EDM #261—an olympic event


I was watching television last night trying to sketch the Men's Downhill for this challenge. These are small (done in a small Moleskine watercolor sketchbook). I used pencil to draw because I kept having to erase—THEY GO SO FAST!!! I added the USA uniform, color and corrected body positioning today.

20 comments:

phthaloblu said...

Wow, these are great! I really admire you for doing these. They do go fast and I would never even try to catch them. I'm bowing down to you!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

These are fabulous! I can't imagine trying to catch them from live TV.

Margaret Ann said...

Nice work...super action captures! :)

Martine said...

Excellent ! Congratulations for managing to capture the movements when they go so fast !

Cathy Holtom said...

These are really good, amazing how you managed to get enough down on paper.

E*phi said...

I can't believe you did these watching them live! I'm absolutely impressed! They are wonderful and very dynamic.

Sandy said...

Love how you captured the speed and the snow is full of movement!!!

Barbara Weeks said...

These are fabulous. I gave it a try (and will continue) but just ended up with energetic scribbles!

PAMO said...

WELL DONE!!!!!

Johanna said...

These are amazing! I think it's extremely difficult to draw moving objects, and down hill skiiers are indeed FAST. Well done! Very nice.

lyn said...

Great drawings-paintings! I've dome Dancing with the stars, you end up with one persons top and anothers legs! They are super slow compared to the skiers! Maybe I'll try the snowboarders later. I love your blog, always leave here inspired!
Continued success!

Jim said...

Wow - great action captures.

A Brush with Color said...

I love these, Jennifer--they're fabulous! You so caught their motion and I love the feel of "snow" rising up around them, too.

Jules said...

Realy dynamic! Fabulous sense of movement and 'in-the-moment'-ness ( new artistic expression that I have just invented... cough...)

alissa4102 said...

wow - this really captures the movement . and I really like the way you have done the snow

raena said...

Unbelievable! You caught that action? But it was SO fast! Great job!

nanke's stuff said...

You did a splendid job on these! You captured the motion, tension, and speed all at once! Well done, indeed! nancy

laura said...

Terrific, Jennifer! I was thinking of trying this EDM--with speed skaters--but it just seems too challenging. You've done your usual beautiful job though!

Terry Banderas said...

Jennifer--Your sketches are all fantastic. I also enjoy hearing your thoughts.

seesue said...

Jennifer these are absolutely amazing! All your on-the-spot sketching is certainally paying off! So much movement! and the flying snow is brilliant!
I'm sorry for the overuse of the exclaimation point but felt that they were absolutely neccessary in this instance. LOL