|The sprint, watercolor on arches paper, 30 x 40 cm|
|watercolor sketch of sprinters|
Yesterday I tried to sketch athletes, while watching the games on TV. This proved harder than even sketching moving figures live. Not only the figures were moving very fast, but the camera would change every few seconds and show a different perspective. Even using stick-man figures didn't make the task much easier.
Eventually I saved several good frames from a recorded program and started working from them. These athletes in all kinds of sports present a great opportunity to exercise painting figures and motion and hopefully I keep my enthusiasm for at least a while.