Brilliant Illustrations of Break Dancers in Motion

We don’t get a lot of time to practice our breakdancing here in the Flavorpill offices, so we can’t help but appreciate French artist Florian Nicolle‘s sketchy-but-precise diagrams of dancers in motion, which we recently spotted over at Visual News. Not only does Nicolle capture the speed and finesse of dance in his drawings, he takes a scientific view, jotting down calculations — the exact angle of the back bend, torque, jump height — alongside his illustrations. Just don’t use them as a how-to manual. Click through to check out Nicolle’s breakdancing drawings, and then head on over to his Behance page to see close-ups of the action.

Image credit: Florian Nicolle