From feedback received it was suggested to experiment with detailed drawings, once again combining movement with the human figure. This time, instead of depicting a sequence of images i chose to render a single figure with blurred out parts in the body to suggest the movement happening.
These where done using chalk pastels on A1 papers.
I am not sure about this result. First of all i believe that my previous gestural drawings depict movement in a better way than these drawings do. Secondly i still believe i need to practice this technique more often, as to achieve precise detail in the figure.
A few months ago, i worked on producing linear gestural drawings, which from feedback received, where thought to be the most effective method of capturing movement, when compared to experiments made with photographs, detailed drawings and mono-prints. The process to produce these linear drawings was very interesting due to the fact that a lot of movement was produced by myself as the artist; a topic which i have recently researched in my dissertation, where i explore the relationship between the movement made by the dancer and the movement made by the artist.
I started by downloading videos of dancers performing, projecting one video in slow motion onto a long paper and as the dancer performed, i traced her/his movement. Numerous experiments were produced both using charcoal and ink; ink seemed to work best as it was more fluent.
This is a project i want to develop in the coming weeks, this time, going larger in scale and also focus on recording myself in the process of producing these art works. This process will be presented along with my art piece.