Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympic sketching continues...

I am continue to watch and sketch the Olympics and I am so in awe of these amazing athletes. I sometimes find myself just staring at the television as I watch the events. So many times the sketching stops and I have to finish the next day. All these sketches are combinations of the athletes doing the sports. I added features to try to make them look more like the individuals.


Shawn White—Halfpipe and Snowboard Cross.

Lindsay Vonn in Downhill win.

Apollo Ohno in short track relay.

I have started to do these on cheap watercolor paper that I have cut up in small (about 5X7) sizes. I am throwing so many away that using a journal just doesn't make sense.

What will I do when the Olympics are over...

15 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

Your technique on Shaun White's is absolutely perfect! Actually, everything about these sketches is perfect -- but Shaun's hair is outstanding.

phthaloblu said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Tracey said...

Your Olympic sketches are wonderful! I really do get a sense of the athletic movement involved.

Anonymous said...

Oh! These are just wonderful! I may try to do some sketching too. I was just saying to someone this morning that the Olympics are going to get me fired - I'm staying up every night to watch and not so quick out of bed in the morning.

Deborah H said...

Oh! These are just wonderful! I may try to do some sketching too. I was just saying to someone this morning that the Olympics are going to get me fired - I'm staying up every night to watch and not so quick out of bed in the morning.

Liz Steel said...

these are really great!!!!

nanke's stuff said...

You're doing such a great job with these. The speed and agility of the athletes is all right there in them. I'll miss them when the Olympics are over. nancy

suzanne.artist said...

Great motion and graphics, would look well licensed on something!

SU

A.Marie said...

These sketches look so free, and the color draws me in as well. Great job.

Roxanne Steed said...

LOOOOVE these watercolor sketches!! They are so full of motion & excitement! 2 words- HOT & FRESH!!! a real delight!!

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, somehow I missed this one, Jennifer! This work business keeps getting in the way of all my favorite blogs! ;)

I love all of these. You captured movements so beautifully. Excellent!

Helen Stannard said...

Love these paintings...really captured the excitement and movement of these amazing athletes!

Margaret Ann said...

You capture the life in these moments so well!

Judybec said...

I'm enjoying all your Olympic sketching!!! great idea-- you are getting better and better at this!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

brilliant