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Sept. 22: Columbia City

Monday, March 25, 2013

Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Drawing people sitting or standing still is difficult enough. But trying to capture them as they twirl through the air thirty or forty feet above the ground is really challenging. So I stuck to drawing the space of the old factory building and then merely suggesting the students in motion. In this view drawn from the balcony, Frank B. was nice enough to serve as a foreground element to indicate where we were standing, overlooking the tall space.

Another quick view, this time looking up from the ground floor level.


  1. I love all the detail in the first sketch. And how you dealt with the netting!

  2. I agree with Gail..the net pattern was so overwhelming, but you kept it in control with your powerful lines. These are beautiful sketches!