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sketch: golf swing

June 25, 2015

golf_swing

My sketch today shows the fluid motion of a golf swing.

It is inspired by Jordan Spieth for winning two majors in the same year. Not only that. He was also the youngest player at 21 to win both since Bobby Jones in 1923. This past weekend Jordan won the US Open golf tournament in Washington state which was quite an achievement given the Mars-like terrain they were playing on, dry and barren.

golf_swing_rearview_by_al_lau

This drawing of mine is inspired by the recent Ladies US Open Golf Tournament. Congrats to Michelle Wie. This is her first major LPGA title.

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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