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Monday, 13 January 2014

Conveying Movement in Art, Painting Football Rush


This is my painting, Football Rush.  I wanted to convey the gesture and movement of the running back.  Movement is conveyed by the diagonal shapes of the figure.  The right foot’s toes only touch the ground.  The space between heel and ground, cast shadow implies movement. I also blurred the outer edges of the figure.  My sculptural modeling of the figure with light and shadow does not contribute to movement.  This figure is at the front of the picture plane; this adds animation to the figure of the football player.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint primarily over the shadow and cast shadow shapes.

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2 comments:

thegreatzambini.com said...

I never knew digital art could be so, well, paint like! It's a very pretty impressionistic work. Does the final result ever look grainy?

Arlene Babad, artist said...

Thank you. The result can look very grainy. This can depend on the support, medium and texture surface you select. Arlene