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illustration: snowboarding

February 18, 2014

snowboarding

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi added a new event called Slope Style for snowboarders and skiers. Slope style presentation is more inline, as opposed to alternating jumps on opposite ends of a half-pipe.

This is my drawing of a snowboarder doing a front grab Ollie. It is included in my set of Winter sport postcards in my store.

winter olympic postcards

(Sorry, this is a repost from a few days ago. My original post mysteriously disappeared.)

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illustration: figure skating

January 23, 2014

olympic_figure skating_by_al_lau

Why does the Olympics captivate us so much? Personally, I think its because of the drama. Athletes from all over the world spend their entire lives practicing a sport that could make or break their chance for a medal, and the deciding factor can come down to a momentary lapse in concentration. This is especially true in the extraordinary skill of figure skating. Will he/she land the triple toe loop or the lutz jump? All in all the pros make it look effortless. Quite inspirational.

This is my little cartoon drawing of a figure skater who is edging in an arabesque spiral.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games begins on Friday February 7. Which sport are you looking forward to?

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