sketch: golf swing

July 19, 2012

In the sport of golf, it takes skill to thrust the ball at the right trajectory to reach the region of the next hole, in the meantime, avoid obstacles such as trees, bodies of water and bunkers.

The model reference I use looks like a young boy in my rough sketches. Although, it is actually inspired by Na Yeon Choi, a compact, yet powerful South Korean female. Choi recently won the US Women’s Open in Kohler, Wisconsin.

In this exercise, I do three sequential sketches as a study in figural motion of the player’s swing – from the backswing, to the point of contact, to the follow through. Hopefully, the three frames together, as a set, would achieve an animated effect.

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