Dynamism in Sketch and Figure Drawing: Artistic and Illustrative Analysis of Volleyball Movements

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  • Aleyna Çelik Graduate School of Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey




Art, anatomy, movement dynamics, figure drawing, pattern drawing


Works of art and scientific research are central to human behaviour. Leonardo Da Vinci's work on human anatomy explores in depth the interaction between art and science. Movement and dynamism in drawing and figure drawings make a significant contribution to the understanding of the human body and the development of sports movements in illustration. This paper explores the intersection of art, anatomy, and movement dynamics, focusing on the theoretical and practical investigations of figure and pattern drawings. The research employed descriptive analysis, creating detailed charcoal drawings and digital illustrations to capture the essence of movement. This work begins with the creation of pencil sketches of volleyball figures, and then using Adobe Illustrator CS6 program, these pencil drawings are arranged using a single diagonal line to organize the tonal values of movement with light and dark tones. Then, with a single light-coloured line on a monochromatic background, the movements are created in detail with the Adobe Photoshop program. Analyses the dynamism of movement in figure drawings with the elements of perspective, proportion and proportion, linear tonal values and contours, pose and movement and presents visual analysis. Findings demonstrate the effectiveness of combining traditional and digital techniques to represent the dynamism of sports movements, contributing to a deeper understanding of the relationship between art, anatomy, and movement. This interdisciplinary approach underscores the complexity and visual impact of pattern drawing, offering new insights into the study of movement and anatomy in art.




How to Cite

Çelik, A. (2024). Dynamism in Sketch and Figure Drawing: Artistic and Illustrative Analysis of Volleyball Movements. Journal of Exercise Science & Physical Activity Reviews, 2(1), 44–55. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11544511



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