Sketchy Friday – Capoeira

Posted on Aug 13, 2011

A sketch of a capoeira player doing an role (a rolling escape along the ground).  ~15m, Adobe Illustrator, mostly with the brush tool with basic brush, except for the trails which were drawn with a (CS5) bristle fan brush.

I had a hard time visualizing the contorted limbs and perspective in my head — the beginning gestures are very profile-like (and stiff).  I’m particularly not happy with the right calf, core, and last minute head change, but I do like the dynamics in the final version.  In December I really need to get myself strapped down to finish Riven Phoenix’s Structure of Man series of tutorials before I start on my magnum opus.