My Circus Sketchbook

Circus sketchbook

Circus sketchbook

In the Autumn I spent a couple of afternoons with Cambridge Community Circus. They are a really friendly group of all ages who come together to practice rope, trapeze, juggling and ribbon skills.

They are focused and the work is very intense, so of course the poses you see in my book are only held for a few seconds. It is a real challenge to draw, to translate the energy, focus, tension, balance and poise in the ‘acrobatics.’ I really had to look, look, look and just let my hand draw. I would sketch a leg and back from one pose and an arm and chest from another.

Please click on the link to see the full sketchbook on Youtube!

I am looking forward to working on this theme more in the near future.

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