In my painting, Runners, I wanted to convey the speed and movement of the figures. I used a horizontal format giving the runners the space to move forward on the track. I also blurred the edges as soft edges are necessary to convey movement. There is a gap between the right runner’s front leg and cast shadow; this helps convey movement. Uniforms are similar in color helping the viewer’s eyes connect the figures.
This is a digital painting using traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used only virtual brushes and paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I did not use software aids, i.e. filters, effects.
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