Today’s run drawing “Run 1.23.13”. I also did some stair runs and other strength/power stuff while at the oval, which gave me an excuse to add small details in the red ink. In yesterday’s painting, I used the map of my neighborhood as a grid. I did that again in this drawing.
Post-run drawing: “Run 1.21.13”
“Run 1.18.13” Today’s post run drawing.
Today’s drawing, “Run 1.14.13”
Today’s drawing, “Run 1.11.13”
Today’s drawing in gouache, watercolor, ink, pencil, and metalpoint.
Today’s drawing/watercolor is using yesterday’s run data, only this time I didn’t include the actual metrics as elements of the piece. I’m interested in the numbers as a typographical/compositional element, and I’m not sure how I feel about the piece without them yet.
Today’s post run drawing. This one measures 15cm x 10.5cm (just like yesterday’s swimming drawing).
Today’s drawing of my run. I think it’s getting closer to what I’m looking for than yesterday’s drawing, but I’m not sure about how the various elements relate to each other. It does help that this run was a loop; the previous run was point to point, and I think that’s part of what made yesterday’s drawing awkward.
While I don’t think this piece is really successful, it’s the first time I’ve been able to put together a lot of things I’ve wanted to deal with. I’ve wanted to integrate cycling and running into my work for years, but didn’t know how. In this piece, I’m using as reference the GPS metrics from a run, the map of the route, and a grid. The scale of the piece doesn’t feel quite right; the elements feel dwarfed by its size. After next run, I’ll try this again on a smaller surface.