After sketching movements and body shapes of many dancers, layered all on top of each other i turned the page of my sketchbook and found a focus. One of the dancer's leg displayed an exceptional show of strength, his muscles and the support those gave his body visible. Each time he came into view i picked a shape, a defined muscle and added it to the sketch, building up layers of strength, resistance and relaxation. I was incredibly impressed by the way he used his body, how each movement felt supported by that same body but also challenged it to go beyond that movement, to go beyond that strength.
Pencil, marker pen, posca pen
dance dancer danceeast muscle sketch