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The Olympics is over, but my sketch drawing of winter sports continue. My drawing is an ice skater, performing a balance move. Competitive ice skaters make it look easy, but clearly it is not. Do you think I captured her grace?

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sketch: cross country skiing

February 23, 2018

cross_country_skiing_by_al_lau

The Olympics have been a joy to watch, and for me, a great way to practice figural drawing in action. Racing for the finish line, my drawing is of a cross-country skier going for the Gold.

Did you get to see the less popular spectator sports such as Biathlon and Cross-country skiing? And who knew that pushing a rock and sweeping, called Curling, could be such a nail-biting experience?

sketch: downhill skiing

February 18, 2018

downhill_skiing_by_al_lau

We are halfway through the Winter Olympics, and it’s been a blast already. My drawing is dedicated to the amazing ability and strength it takes to be an Olympic athlete, such as an alpine skier, under so much pressure. Which sport has you gripped to the edge of your seat?

ice_skater_male_by_al_lau

Two big sport venues are coming up. The Australian Open happens on January 15 – 28. And then, next month, the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea happens on February 9 – 28. Both of those sporting events are my super bowl. Needless to say, my Tivo DVR will be working overtime.

Figure skating is one of the many hot events to watch. The US has very strong figure skating teams, both men and women. My drawing is of a male figure skater, performing balancing moves.

tennis_doubles_by_al_lau

There is a different kind of tennis doubles stance where a player crouches on the middle line of the court, just behind the net, while the server has a plan of attack. It is called the “i” formation. The doubles players have a strategy that will confuse their opponents. The problem is, this positioning is only effective if the first serve goes in.

My drawing shows the player ducking low enough so that she won’t be hit by the server’s tennis ball.

One of my fave tennis tournaments is coming up next week, the Australian Open. But before that, the Hopman Cup is happening in Perth. This is my way of fantasizing warmth during this record-breaking cold we are having in the Northeast.

Stay warm y’all!

sketch: ice skater

November 18, 2017

ice skater_by_al_lau

It is has only recently become cold in my area. And so winter activities come to mind. My sketch shows an ice skater enjoying the start of the winter weather. What is your favorite thing to do during the winter?

sketch: forehand stance

July 15, 2017

nadal_forehand_stance_by_al_lau
The Wimbledon finals happens this weekend. Venus Williams will try to make history by winning the women’s finals at the age of 37. On the men’s side, Federer will also return to the finals as a 36-year-old. Both players are defying the odds by showing the sport that 30 is the new 20.

My drawing, today, is inspired by Nadal’s aggressive forehand stance.

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