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  • Throwing Artists and Artwork

    Melanie Frick - - Historical

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    I'm still trying to capture the fascination of the throws on paper, as well as in the circle itself. Portraits of Nicole Lomnicka, Christina Schwanitz and Rutger Smith. Nicole was kind enough to give me the permission to draw her. I hope the other two don't mind that I did make the drawings.

  • Share Your Inspiration(s)

    Melanie Frick - - Historical

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    In the beginning it was the all the big throwers like Storl, Günthör, Adams, Schwanitz etc - I was impressed by their speed, explosive strength and their results. But meanwhile it's also the woman from the local track & field club who has been doing the hammer throw and the shot put for 28 years or so and who is still competing. Seeing what she does encourages me to continue despite modest results, and shows me that the passion for the event, the fighting spirit and the readiness to train hard a…

  • I sometimes help out at meets and every time I'm nervous and try hard not to make any mistakes, because I don't want to bereave any athlete of his/her accomplishments.

  • That's awesome, congrats

  • How to be good, when it counts

    Melanie Frick - - The World

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    That sounds like a perfect motto Enjoy the meet, have a good time and I wish you good luck too!

  • How to be good, when it counts

    Melanie Frick - - The World

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    Thanks for this post! I have been asking myself the same questions and found the following answers so far: - In the long run, meditation can help. It has to be done with the same consistency as the training though. - Where does your train of thought go when your thoughts go crazy? It can be worthwhile to examine it in a quiet moment outside of the competition to find out from which kind of fear they stem. Once you know the fear, you can devise a remedy. - Try to bring 80%, the adrenaline will ta…

  • It's awesome to hear of others who start "late" as well It is going well, thanks, I wish the same for you!

  • Throwing Artists and Artwork

    Melanie Frick - - Historical

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    I think I made about 30 thrower related drawings or paintings so far, I stopped counting. On the internet you can find lots of good photos of David Storl, which is why he always reappears in my artwork. Sometimes throwers ask me if I can make a portrait of them. I like doing this, because I can learn something about athletes, why they love their sport. Like Mikkel Yoder Jorgensen in this drawing. He wrote that he likes about throwing that the mind can make the heavy implement seem like a feather…

  • Thanks again for the advice, meanwhile I managed to get the book and it is indeed very useful!

  • without the internet it would be almost impossible for me to get any information about drills and such... so I am glad about the exchange of information that the internet makes possible.

  • Thanks, I will check it out!

  • Hi there! My sister and I want to do the shot put, but we are not 14 years old anymore, but 38 and 40 instead. I was able to find a lot of information about training plans but they mostly refer to talented youngsters or experienced talented throwers. Do you know where I could find infos about drills and such for beginners who do not have a big athletic background? Any help is deeply appreciated!

  • Throwing Artists and Artwork

    Melanie Frick - - Historical

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    Ok, so let me start contributing to this thread, I hope some more will follow Fred Rehberg took a great photo of David Storl in Kassel, 2011. I just HAD to draw it and he kindly gave me his permission. I have been trying to capture the fascination of the throwing events with brush and pen in the last 15 months and I continue to try. This year I started doing portraits for athletes in a special manner. I ask them what they find fascinating about their event and try to include that aspect in the d…

  • That sounds very interesting! I may not be young, but new to shot put, so I'm looking forward to reading it, thank you! ps: I find it totally awesome that you learned the technique by yourself and that you have a circle at home and now I'll read the rest of the book.

  • How Did You Throw This Week?

    Melanie Frick - - The World

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    I always enjoy watching him throw