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Friday, February 29, 2008

"Before I die let's draw"

One of the last things on the list Steve wanted to do was visit Dave Gaudette's Front Range Boxing Academy and draw the boxers sparring. Out Pearl Street in a quanset hut, we sat among punching bags and racks of jump ropes at the edge of one of the rings. Steve was ecstatic. Standing and drawing and chatting the whole time. He is at the edge of the watercolor.
My watercolor on map isn't for sale.
The sketches are Steve's. What I think is really interesting is the way we approached the subject- I drew contour lines of the outer edges and Steve stripped the fighters to their inner core of muscles and bone. Outside in and inside out...ain't art great?
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