Inktober 2021 Day #26: CONNECT. I’m not much of a baseball guy, but this is one of the ideas that came to mind, and I thought it would be fun and a good excuse to practice illustrating motion and impact, so I went with it. Representing movement in a static medium is always challenging. There are numerous approaches to it dating back to Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase” in the fine art world (and probably early, too, but that’s one of the more famous ones) all the way over to western comics and manga throughout their histories. I’m still trying to figure out how I like to handle it, but I lean towards some of the more manga-ish approaches. I still need to do more practicing and refining, though, because I’m not quite happy with it.