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

Gallery

Going Toast in February (close-ups)

Going Toast in February - close up 4

Going Toast in February - close up 5

Going Toast in February - close up 6

Going Toast in February - close up 1

This one was planned for Inktober last year, but I decided not to rush it. I still went through the list of words for each day. From these close-ups you might see the words.

The Inktober 2016 words were:
Fast, noisy, collect, hungry, sad, hidden, lost, rock, broken, jump, transport, worried, scared, tree, relax, wet, battle, escape, flight, squeeze, big, little, slow, one dozen, tired, box, creepy, burn, surprise, wreck, friend.

For more about Inktober initiated by the awesome Jake Parker check out: mrjakeparker.com/inktober