Comparison of movement representations
The course notes suggest:
Look at the energy in this fast brush drawing by Richard Hambleton; …Now go to David Haines’ website and find the drawing New Balance Sneakers vs KFC Bucket. Note the more restrained movement of the figures …
The two images are:
As the course notes indicate, these are very different approaches to drawing movement. They both use the stance of the subjects as part of conveying the movement in the scene. David Haines’ scene is rendered almost as a fast frame photograph and has taken many hours to complete. Richard Hambleton’s, in contrast, feels like it was painted in near real time.
This lead me to look at movement in art in a more general sense, and I found some interesting links:
- Motion in Art – Which has some interesting images , though not of moving people. I very much liked the Frederic Remington painting.
- How to draw movement: 16 top tips – Which discusses gesture drawing as an approach to depicting movement, along with some other approaches. Not all applicable to fine art, but interesting.
- Drawing in Motion: Adding Movement to Your Artwork – Mainly because I like some of the sketches.
- DRAW FIGURES IN ACTION, MOTION, RUNNING, WALKING, AND MOVEMENT – Which is a set of articles on the subject, with varying levels of interest.
- Dynamism and Movement – Which is the Tate’s position on a range of subjects about movement in art. An interesting read, if not directly relevant.
Exercise 1 Single moving figure
After this I started trying to sketch an individual running figure from a photograph, but got bogged down on the face:
More of that in the next project… I do like the way the stance was going here though.
Exercise 2 Groups of figures
Similarly, I decided to simple line sketches of the scenes, trying to convey some idea of the scene rather than trying for detail and accuracy: