Monday, August 6, 2012


The sprint, watercolor on arches paper, 30 x 40 cm

watercolor sketch of sprinters
I am still on the subject of motion. And what better time for that!? 

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.


Rita Vaselli said...

The motion in these watercolors are superb!
If you still paint motion,dear Blaga, you get a large collection of art pieces!!!

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) Your movements in your paintings are so beautiful! What an idea to paint athletes. Did you see our Epke Zonderland? Wow!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Great work, good movement, good design and well resolved.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Rita! I'll try not to get stuck and lazy in front of the TV :)

Thank you, Renate! Oh, yes, "The Flying Dutchman" He was amazing, what a delight it was to watch!

Thank you so much, Jose Antonio!

Sharon Whitley said...

Wonderful sketches with so much movement. I have missed all this week's Olympics as I've been away camping so no TV for few days but I was back in time to see Mohammed Farah win the 5000m - fantastic. I've been inspired to try and capture these athletes in paint although not got round to it yet