Tuesday, June 16, 2009
a little sketch for "water polo"
Being rather un-athletic myself, I always admired the water polo team in high school. Apparently they were pretty good, but I never went to any games so I didn't know this firsthand. I mostly just stared at their unbelievable upper body musculature. One girl in my graduating class liked to ask me to draw little figures and cartoons on her biceps and forearms, and then flex so they'd move, like sailors' tattoos. It was pretty neat.
Wikipedia has an enlightening article on the history of water polo. I'm sourcing the bathers' costumes from the time period of the sport's inception, between 1890 and 1900. The monsters are just fun to draw.