26 Jul 2022

Movement in Ink and Pencil Drawings

Ink and pencils used to give the impression of movement, in a static image.

The following, is how artist Ronnie Tan describes himself "Wayfinding / Environmental Graphic Designer, Calligrapher, and Urban Sketcher."

Movement shown on people and objects. Dancing and playing instruments, are the two main categories in this post.  

It's easy to see the direction of the movement and anticipate what the next position or configuration of the object/person is going to be.  Positions/poses helped by suggestive lines/details, which give us the power of foresight.

A really nice style of drawing, is what links all of the art and makes it such a pleasure to look at.  What do you think?

Ps. I gave the images some titles.
Black Prince. A tea clipper.
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The cello player.
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A tune of the flute.
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Music from a clarinet.
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Samurai swinging his katana.
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Traditional Indian dancing.
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Vertical splits.
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Folk dance.
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Reaching for the stars.
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A graceful descent.
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