Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whatever Wednesday: Sweep the leg!

Oodles and oodles of leg sweeping doodles.
No amount of watching Karate Kid could help me figure out how to draw this effectively.


Anonymous said...

actually, i think some of these sketches are very effective in capturing the motion of a leg sweep, especially the ones in the upper right corner and lower left corner. in both, the gesture of the "victim" truly appears to be falling as a result of the action. very cool to see this part of your process!

-andy v.

Alan said...

Love this post. Nice to know you struggle to get the drawing right sometimes. Two minute pencils for a fantastic Supers/Bats makes us think you just throw this stuff down perfectly all the time.

Mike Oliveri said...

Hey Chris,

Do a YouTube search for leg sweep and you'll find a lot of examples from judo, BJJ, and more. Some of them are instructional so you should get a good look at what's happening.

If you need something more specific, shoot me an email and let me know. I can talk to my karate sensei tomorrow night.


Chris Samnee said...

Thanks a bunch, Andy and Alan. Not every day at the board is a walk in the park, but I'm happy to hear that you guys like seeing this stuff.
Mike, thanks but the pencils have actually been finished for a while. I'm pushing through on inks right now. Thanks for the offer though.