Pencil sketch - one man pushing another in a wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow sprints

By DoctorPlatypus | Doctor Platypus | 8 Sep 2022

This evening my Wednesday evening art zoom met again for the first week in a few weeks, and I wanted to draw something that was more or less a complete picture, rather than some sort of simpler exercise. I went looking for reference photos, and came across this picture of a couple of the guys from the Worldwide Roar charitable organization, originally the Warwick Rowers. They raise funds to increase awareness of the value of inclusiveness and diversity in sports - I really admire them as an group, and I like looking at their pictures, too.

Here's what I drew:

One man pushing another through the brush in a wheelbarrow - pencil sketch

Mister Kyu, one of the more experienced artists in my zoom, recommended I use stronger lines for the figure in front and softer ones for the figure pushing him, and I do like the way that works to create depth in the drawing. I kept the faces pretty vague, because at this scale especially, my faces tend to look pretty uncanny. All in all, I am pretty happy with how this one came out.

Thanks for looking!

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Current projects: writing a literary history book about Victorian and Edwardian fiction as successor to the medieval dream vision genre. Learning to draw. Slooooowly learning the fancier ins and outs of the roll20 VTT.

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