sketch in coloured pencil
A speed skater for EDM #261, which was 'draw a winter olympics event'. I don't watch much sport (or TV for that matter!), but I do find the speed skaters facinating. The positions the take and their long limbs makes their movements so fluid.
I did this sketch on Fabriano 3 paper, which is very smooth. A bit of an experiment but went well with the theme as my pencils slipped and skidded about. I'm still trying to find a good paper for coloured pencil that is available locally, I'm working my way through the local art shop's stock. I usually go for the Fabriano 4, which is rougher and gives a softer feel to my drawings but takes ages to fill all the white speckles. You can't have it all!?