Drawing dancers from the net

Below are some drawings from 2018. I wanted to draw the movement of a dancer, but not having a chance to draw a real dancer in a studio I resorted to drawing from videos on the internet.

I tried to capture the flow and energy of the movement whilst also capturing the form of the body through quick gestural marks.

I also made some more drawings I made around the city which I posted on chrisfraserart.com


Sergei Polunin dancing ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier


Sergei Polunin dancing ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier


Sergei Polunin dancing ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier


Audrey Case dancing ‘Incomplete’ by James Bay


Autumn Miller dancing

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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

‘Soup’

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.

drawing_funnyenergy_092016

drawing_funnynegativeenergy_092016

drawing_franticenergy_092016

drawing_franticnegativeenergy_092016

drawing_madenergy_092016

drawing_madnegativeenergy_092016

drawing_negativeenergy_092016

drawing_nervousnegativeenergy_092016

drawing_someenergy_092016

drawing_somenegativeenergy_092016

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