Superslam Wrestling life drawing

March 24th, 2016

I find drawing motion a great way to explore and loosen up as a painter.  I was lucky to have a brilliant tutor at art college called Alan Alexander who loved setting elaborate scenes with a touch of subversive humour, creating the most exiting atmosphere for drawing.  Life drawing classes included day-long poses with a model on a bean bag, or several models walking around the studio.  When you’re drawing action, you’re always working rapidly and you won’t ever be able to capture everything – often the shapes and lines that you do get creates something on the paper that is really interesting to look at afterwards.  I’m always looking for new ways to practice this kind of drawing.  I recently went along to a Superslam Wrestling match at the Quarterhouse in Folkestone which proved a good form of high action pose!  I plan to go again and next time try to limit my marks on each separate sheet of paper.  Here is what I was able to capture this time:

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