I was unsure how to approach this exercise so I started taking a series of photo stills of my daughter jumping off the bed. After drawing some sweeping colours on my support I then used a charcoal stick to sketch the images – it resulted in a dynamic picture although the forms are rather naive. The second drawing is on a gesso support with oil pastel to outline the pose. I experimented with curved lines in the background to add a sense of movement.
Neither of these really worked for me, so this time I used ink with a brush and a dip pen. I started with the brush, placing the head position and then using broad sweeping strokes to place the direction of movement. I then used the dip pen to describe the model’s shape. I feel much happier with these final images and could feel myself loosening up with my mark making as I worked.