Bons Fluidos Magazine - Aikido

A series of watercolours depicting various aikido moves.

A series of watercolours for Bons Fluidos magazine jun/2014 issue, depicting various Aikido moves and describing the philosophy behind them.

Calligraphy and article design by Fernanda Didini
Art Direction by Rodolfo França

Watercolours on Saunders Waterford 300gsm CP paper.
 
Initial studies - I tried to incorporate some bright red highlights and/or some black contour brush strokes. In the end, I decided for a more traditional "sumi-esque" approach.
The Kokyu Nage
The Kamae
The Kotegaeshi
The Seiza and Zarei
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