It’s difficult enough for cameras to capture images of dancers in the middle of their complex movements, let alone illustrators trying to do the same thing, but Karolina Szymkiewicz seems to be one of the few exceptions to that rule. Her figurative drawings of performers often encapsulate the kinetic movements of her subjects, giving viewers a full understanding of how each dancer is twisting and turning. Though these illustrations are completely still, audiences can easily imagine each graceful action thanks to Szymkiewicz’s excellent conveyance.
Also notable about these Karolina Szymkiewicz works is their aesthetic style. Szymkiewicz clearly has a thorough understanding of human anatomy and depicts every muscle found within the body in each rendering. It gives her work a look similar to that of Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci.