On the advice of my tutor I tried to draw moving figures by watching gymnastics videos. I want to (loosely) follow the idea of using the potential energy of a figure to portray movement but my sketches of moving figures are too brief to develop. Apparently capturing quickly moving figures is as yet beyond me but I will keep trying.
In the meantime, I found a series on posespace.com of a model throwing himself backwards from standing into a beanbag and have used a side view of the ‘action shot’.
I want to somehow augment the figure so that I can portray movement whilst being able to employ my favoured absence of background.
I think this pose will work well but I need to develop the augmentation idea.
Final considerations of overall composition, after other investigative work: