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Life drawings of a moving Butoh dancer

Here are some life drawings of a moving Butoh dancer made during a life drawing class at Taidehalli art gallery, Helsinki. Some of these drawings were made while I was moving around the space; in a few of them I moved 360 degrees around the subject.

Butoh movement drawing 1

Butoh movement drawing 2

Butoh movement drawing 3

Butoh movement drawing 4

Butoh movement drawing 5

Butoh movement drawing 6

Butoh movement drawing 7

Butoh movement drawing 8


Street drawing


I’ve been making movement drawings in my sketchbook whenever I can for some time. Often I like the results on their own, but I rarely post just these sketches; they often inform other drawings, but I like the raw quality of the sketches.


I have some new images on my art blog chrisfraserart.com, here are a few of the black and white ones. Some are ink drawings with colour others are pure line studies.

The images below are playing with the notion of life being like a soup from the beginning of life to now, on a microcosmic and macrocosmic level.

Life often feels like a soup. A really thick soup with far too many ingredients that sometimes tastes good and sometimes tastes awful.











Digital Traces

The original ink drawing is from the ‘Traces’ collaborative project with dancer and artist Liisa.

Ink lines with background:

Digital Movement Drawing #1


Vector lines only:

Digital Movement Drawing #4