Figurative Inspiration: This Week's Sketchbook Pages

Bringing the human form to life on paper has always intrigued me. Capturing motion and gestures, attending to form and bone structure-- working to portray a strong sense of energy within the body has always been my goal. Correct proportions and volume; from the pelvis to the shin, all coinciding to create gravity and power on a flat page. Below are some compositions from my recent sketchbook studies; ranging from 45 seconds to 2 minutes. Timing each exercise with gestural drawings prevents me from overworking-- the mind is free.