Sunday, 18 April 2010

My Flexible Friend


Everyday Matters 267  was to draw something flexible, so here's my friend in a Yoga pose.  This shows how flexible  she has become doing Yoga and Pilates.  I have just started Pilates in the past few months and I am seeing and feeling the benefits already.
My friend  has been staying with me for the last couple of weeks, but now finds herself stranded due to the volcanic ash cloud over Europe and we don't know when she will be able to fly back to the uk.  It could be worse, at least she's got somewhere to stay, sunshine and cheap wine!

17 comments:

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

What a great sketch! I love everything about it.

Dan Kent said...

Beautiful sketch - I love it! I just used it to torture my wife who took a yoga class and couldn't stand it! She groaned. :) Love the sparse line, and great color work, especially on the pants and blouse.

nanke's stuff said...

This is a wonderful little drawing! Very nice job with the shadows, and the little details like the curl of the mat. I'd love to be that flexible again! nancy

Alex said...

I can't really remember seeing any of your drawings with human figures, and mind I say it's awesome! I really like the manga/cartoon style, the expression and all. The colors are of course as stunning as always.

alissa4102 said...

Great sketch and pose The shadows under the body are amazing.- did your friend hold the pose while you sketched and how long did she have to hold it for?
It sounds as though she has paid for her accommodation, cheap wine and sunshine !

Cathy Holtom said...

My friend could hold the pose only for a few minutes so I had to take a photo, she posed in various positions but I liked the light on this one.
Thanks for the comments!

travelingsuep said...

Fabulous drawing and composition Cathy.

Chrissy said...

Lovely drawing, perhaps it is a good thing that your friend is staying with friends. It is a nightmare for people.. :(

Sandra said...

Right on. She is good at yoga and you are certainly good at drawing.
Her pose is a goal of mine.

raena said...

Wonderful sketch! And I love the idea of taking photos of someone doing yoga poses. Now, if I could only find someone to pose for me that does yoga...

freebird said...

Great sketch. Ah, cheap wine and a place to stay is much better than all those people who are stuck in the airports. Maybe you can get her to do some sketching with you in the meantime.

Revelle said...

Great sketch! Maybe she can take a train?

Johanna said...

This is a great interpretation of the challenge, and a great sketch. I agree with Alex, I like the manga/cartoon style very much! Well done.

Hope your friend gets to go home soon (if she doesn't prefere to stay of course, she could probably be worse off is my guess).

bendelachanal said...

Yoga to relax while waiting for that volcano to relax,
great sketch, good illustration for a yoga book.

Ramona Davidson said...

Wonderful art. Thanks for sharing it.

Alex said...

Thanks for the comment on my bad wrist drawing. Yes it's the hand that I draw with, so it's pretty interesting to be drawing something that's not exactly the same all the time ^^

Ozie Hensler said...

Yoga and Pilates are great ways to make your body flexible because these workouts require you to engage your whole body. Pilates and yoga not only stretch your body, but it also develops your body's strength, balance, good posture, and breathing. If you are still doing Pilates, I am certain that by now you have acquired a flexible body.

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