Just like that…
Of course the only swing that came to mind was an aerial hoop ring. What better way to swing around and have fun in the air!
I am finally getting better at this One Leg Hox hang as it is called. But it still hurts quite a lot and also leaves nice bruises on the back of your knee.
But at least I am able to do it now more easily. Pratice makes perfect. Although I certainly don´t feel as light as a balloon floating in the air.
Did not know what to draw but felt like drawing something.
I´ve been in Athens for almost 2 weeks now. Got a bad cold just after getting here, so I have not done any major sightseeing yet. What I managed though is to find two aerial hoop studios in town. Of course I went there to try them out right away.
With one week of extreme laziness behind us, I feel like it is time to get active again. I also have reached the end of my sketchbook and for the last aerial drawing I felt like revisiting the bullseye idea again that I did at the very beginning for World Watercolour Month last July.
I am not sure yet what to do next. I have been adding a few more drawings to my Mexico book, so I think I will post those next until I come up with something new. Let´s see what else 2019 has in store for me. 2018 was a year of many ups and downs but at least drawing wise it was a lot of fun. Thanks for following!
Or something like it. I was not planning on a winter scene when I started inking this, otherwise I would have put some woolen socks and sweater on her…
Oh well. We are off to the countryside over the New Year´s with no internet. Only a bunch of books and plenty of wine and cheese! Really looking forward to it.
Thank you to everyone who supported me with their encouragement, positive comments and likes throughout the year. It was a pleasure to get back into drawing and also see and feel improvements. I will definitely keep on going. Let´s see what the New Year brings. This one was certainly one with many ups and downs. But as “they” say, if you hit rock bottom it can only go up again.
Happy New Year!
Not really in a Christmas mood this year. But I am somehow going along with all those Christmas enthusiasts around me. I have been skipping the decorations though and I am merely focusing on eating as much as I can. Cheese and red wine especially. I already had my fair share of cookies and other sugary items.
But I also make sure to leave enough time for shoulder exercises, so that I can go back to aerial hoop in January! So far the plan.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Current mood. Slightly hangover…
I have been suffering from shoulder pain the last 2 weeks and consequently have been in a bad mood. I am no good at being injured and staying still… especially not now during the long dark winter days.
So instead of exercising I will try to limit it to drawing myself on the hoop and drinking red wine.
I had nothing better to do and wanted to put some colour on paper. The result, a doodle of a flying Mexican, based on a photo of me in the hoop.
Our hoop trainer called this pose “flying Mexican” that´s where the inspiration comes from. No idea if that is an official name or something made up. Sometimes when we do not remember names of poses we make up our own descriptions aka “hey, let´s do that side hanging twisted thing with leg out thingy thing, you know?!”
Somewhat of a self-portrait of me doing this shoulder stand pose. Tried this pose for the first time a few weeks back. I was in bad shape that day and being up side down made me feel like I was hanging right above an abyss.
Sometimes it takes only as much as 20cm in height difference for me to be afraid of heights all of a sudden.
I needed to do a hoop drawing again as I am all in the mood for aerial hoop. It is so nice to be back in the air, although it also means to be bruised and sore all the time. It looks nice, but it is actually tough work!
I had no idea what I was going to do, so this one turned into an autumn inspired hoop hang picture. The foxes are like “what the hell is she doing?”
Is this how an aerialist paints? Not sure. But maybe worth giving it a try.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Last of the prompts for #WorldWatercolorMonth 2018 – Celebration of Colour.
Never tried to paint like that, it might be quite a challenge though.
I love how this one turned out! What do you think?
Inspired by the prompt for #WorldWatercolorMonth – Clouds in the Sky.
First time I also used masking fluid. Made coloring in the background so much easier. Will definitely use it again.
I also finally went back to hoop class last night after several months break due to injury. It was great. It was like I never took a break except for being so tired afterwards that I went straight to bed. But hanging upside down in the air is the best!
I’ve tried doubles once at the hoop training. It was fun and challenging and everything but elegant.
We did not try this pose though. Neither is my back able to bend like that nor do I think I have the strength to hold someone by the feet. But mainly the back bending thing. 5 years of training improved my back bending somewhat, but I most certainly have no natural flexibility in that area.