Sparring and Drawing with George Forman

March 22, 2014

Big thank you to Joanne Kaliontzis and George Forman III for inviting a group of artists from Fpoint to his new boxing gym "Everybody Fights" in Midway Studios to sit and draw the boxing in action.  This was a very new exercise for me, drawing bodies in motion is a fascinating challenge.  I found myself making rapid fire mental snapshots and having to really let go to allow anything to come out onto the paper.  It was so much fun, and there were a lot of great results from all the artists.  It also sparked a dialogue with the boxers and trainers there.  What a great way to combine to diverse groups.  We are pleased to have George's gym in the building.

 

You can find out more about the gym at www.everybodyfights.com 

 

You can see more of my sketches from this day here.

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