Drawing animations of skaters


Oct 30, 2014
I've stumbled upon a few Instagram accounts of people who make simply drawn animations of a few of the most impactful/memeable moments of figure skating while keeping the music. Sometimes they use the original track and other times they use audio from a broadcast.

The reason why I think these would make great advertisements is that it defamiliarizes viewers from preconceived notions of figure skating while distilling the experience to an excitable moment. Just show a video and put a message like "Skate America 7 PM Saturday" or whatever afterwards.

The first and most prolific artist is interestingly enough a Jordanian teenager. I found her videos randomly searching for "figure skating" on youtube. I can't embed instagram videos here, but a couple of my favorites are on her youtube channel.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jumanajart/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi5MClcv1Sq3wJw4MY_oTkQ/videos

I'm just going to post all the ones in color with music in reverse order without making any judgement between them.

Daria Usacheva: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGxvUUNJfdu/
Kamila Valieva: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGnSED4pY10/
Alexandra Trusova: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGaWg6WJiB5/
Yuzuru Hanyu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFjlx_UJGSE/
Evgenia Medvedeva: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFKXPirpWHE/
Mariah Bell: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmbV9UJw1N/
Chock and Bates: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEce-MopAVR/
Alena Kostornaia: https://www.instagram.com/p/CERKxmYJsys/ (same as youtube)
Maya Khromykh: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEFcfFPpsEg/
Kamila Valieva: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDwPVRhp807/
Evgenia Medvedeva: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDhEqCvp6ot/
Yuzuru Hanyu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDI9wAJp-aE/ (same as youtube)
Yuna Kim: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCrTBHbpL2Q/
Rika Kihira: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCjbZo-p3jt/
Maria Sotskova: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCb2a2pgTBR/
Alena Kostornaia: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWwQOiJvne/
Yuna Kim: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOtTifpHOx/
Virtue and Moir: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCCJ34LJn9C/
Ekaterina Ryabova: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB6GKQCBtu8/
Evgenia Mededeva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcT3QIBeq1I (don't think this is on her instagram)

Another artist: https://www.instagram.com/rosejunliet/

Karen Chen: https://www.instagram.com/p/CE0A0xcJCEv/
Cha Jun-hwan: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGldMdAJBEc/
Cha Jun-hwan: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDjbpOgBlDW/

Another artist: https://www.instagram.com/_zosia_art/
Ashley Wagner: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDws717pb9M/

If you didn't know, Evgenia has an art instagram: https://www.instagram.com/medoart2020/

And while it's not colorized or with sound, Evgenia made an animation of Yuzuru doing a 4S: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBk5FKmJXwH/


Final Flight
May 16, 2020
hi! this is @rosejunliet from instagram. thank you so much for sharing my animations! the other artists talked about are indeed amazing :)
That Cha animation you made for his bday is beautiful!

I'm Jumana who made these animations and i would love to thank you so much for sharing my animations and talking about me♥️🙏
I love the ones you made for Yuna!


Record Breaker
Jun 27, 2012
Plushenko animations
the whole Nijinsky program awesome!!!
How did he make the animation

my personal favorite original song for Plushy and animation
Plushenko and Mishin

Tarasova and Plushy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VqfnIutcA&t=351s

his SP at Vancouver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr8Wb1wgcwg awesome!

Plushenko's tango
Cartoon adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka5eaBr-8SE

I drew Plushenko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Najafe-U298

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4onroJ08U40 - plushenko joubert lambiel johnny weir chocolate animation



Oct 30, 2014
Going off on a bit of a tangent, but my favorite video montage begins by showing the process of hand drawing in pencil and then transfers to black and white video footage.

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Feb 21, 2010

This thread is fun. One of my favorites was actually not done by a fan, but by a production company for the 2013 World Championships. The skater, though not identified, is Yu-Na Kim, with every move from her 2010 Olympic performance to Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F. They even have her bowing and waving to the crowd. :)