Morley Rollerdrome – Long live Glitter Balls!

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This morning at Morley Rollerdrome, a very friendly family run business specialising in rollerskating and rollerblading (or in-line skating if you prefer). One of my kids is having skating lessons here at the moment so rather than just sit and watch for 3 hours I took the opportunity to do a few sketches. The true atmosphere of the wannabe roller-derby girls, the bambi like newbies and the speed-skaters is hard to portray in a quick sketch but there was lots of roller action with the occasional horizontal landing. Sketching such a fleeting moment as someone whizzing past is nigh on impossible for me to capture so most of the figures are a mish-mash of different bodies just trying to capture the general balance (or not) of sliding along with 4 wheels strapped to their feet.

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