How To Relax Before A Sporting Performance

How To Relax Before A Sporting Performance

I’m currently also a freediver. Freediving is probably the most introspective sport, where the mind plays a terrific role: to fight against the instinct of breathing. Well fighting is not much correct, let’s say that the mind is distracting your other mind asking for fresh air.

Freediving is a sport for everyone, every age.

Yes relaxation, after Jacques Mayol took from yoga (and prana yoga mainly), gave a boost for this fantastic sport where you have to be fish.

This is a quick sketch while me and my team mates were relaxing on yoga mats near the pool.That ahppened one year ago for the Italian Indoor Championship.

 

It’s a fresh very loose quick sketch. I hope you like it. I love it.

I love this sport where you should relax and breath (many times sleep) before the sporting performance…

Quick Sketching Video Music

Quick Sketching Video Music

This is an exercise I do from time to time. Instead of passively watching tv I just sketching what I’m viewing on tv. It’s part of a quick sketching where I try to sketch something readable and viewable on paper for the time of 3 minutes – 5 minutes long video music clip.

 

It’s hard. But it’s also useful. I was so focused that I was there, with them like being in a live session. Another few minutes of mindfulness detaching.

I’m on my bluegrass music period and I was viewing Steve’n’Seagulls. I love them.

Here a couple of video links

STEVE´N´SEAGULLS – NOVEMBER RAIN – YouTube

Thunderstruck by Steve’n’Seagulls (LIVE) – YouTube

 

 

Cheers

Oak Leaves From The Park

Oak Leaves From The Park

During one of these rainy days I had a little spare time and i was really really inspired for sketching. Alone in the kitchen I was remembering about a really nice sunday trekking in the park where we went out with family.

Daniele and Viola really loves flowers, leaves and many small things like these and they also talk and sketch about that. You can say guess why but it’s Mamma merit.

So I set up my personal remembrance scenario, like this. It’s easy guys. Once you have the inspiration, I think I just have to catch the chance and to not let go the flow. Here my stage set. Three leaves of different autumn hues on a white towel. Good music on. Nostalgia on. Love is on the air. Go.

 

I took a deep breat and the Noodlers Konrad filled with Noodlers Black started sketching. I’m missing my detailer waterbrush, so I try to raise the finest line as possible from the smaller in my arsenal. Im loving in these days to try some lettering, fancy or funny and the semi flex nib helps a bit.

Get inspired. Don’t let go the chance. I’m not telling to you. I’m telling to me first.

Cheers

A Small View From My Office Desktop

A Small View From My Office Desktop

During my lunch break, outside it’s raining and this limits a bit the breathing of fresh open air sketching.

But still the need and will to sketch arises.

Just 15 minutes and probably still needing some more but hey…Well better than nothing isn’t it?

Instructions included in the sketch 🙂