I had already practised some marks and approaches on energy and movement in my sketchbook (see Blog entry 16th June 2017). I tried to let myself go a bit with these drawings. I did enjoy the exercises but I think I have probably overdone the lines a bit and therefore have achieved some muddled results.
For this drawing (Fig. 1.) the model moved to a different pose every two minutes. I aimed to use a different medium for each pose and I rotated the sugar paper each time I finished a pose. I tried to add some “flowing” marks to indicate movement, but I fear they just look added in for effect (which they were). Probably the poses weren’t dynamic enough. I feel that “Energy” needs to be about the pose as much as the mark-making. I do like how the face of the model (top left) stared wistfully out of the chaos.
For Fig. 2. I wanted a sense of the model moving forward – a little like the repeated images of Duchamp’s Nude Descending. I also wanted to capture the sense of the right hand image “walking” off the page – which again helps to describe movement. (Again see Blog sketchbook entry for 16th June).