Creating dynamic motion for this jumping composition was an unexpected pleasure. It's difficult to see on the web but there's lots of fluid brushwork which is becoming a more focused direction in my work. One "trick" (if you will), for generating tension and movement is to employ lots of opposing diagonals. It sets up a rhythm of pace that the artist can control by speeding or slowing lines.
"People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself." - Edgar Degas