fave skater

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the holy uncle trinity of ijs men’s skaters

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Happy Valentines day from the Elites!

All of these are based on their personalities and what they would say (other then Moldavite, shes mute) Also Labradorite’s blind, so you see what she did there.

I would of done my other 3 gems, like everyone’s fave skater gem… but these 4 were the easiest to think of, and I have been working 6 days in a row and I’m on my 5th day, so it has left me with no time to draw much. I inked and colored all of these tonight.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Kim Yuna? I've only gotten into the figure skating community pretty recently, and yours is one of the best blogs I've come across! I remember the popularity Yuna had back when she was skating, but I'm really interested in seeing another person's view of her. Thank you in advance, and if these kind of questions are rude, I'm sorry, please feel free to ignore it.

this isn’t a rude question at all, feel free to ask me about any skaters! i just can’t guarantee that what i say is always what you want to hear lmao. as for yuna, it’s hard for me to talk about her because she gives me so many complicated emotions - in a good way, but like, hard to talk about, you know? it’s kinda the same way i feel about mao. how do you talk about yuna in such a way to encompass what a huge influence she was/is, what a larger-than-life-figure yet also just a person at the same time? it’s tough. i really like yuna, she’s one of my favorite skaters. i love the attack and power of her skating when she was younger, and her introspection as she got older. i liked her since i first saw her at the vancouver olympics, but oddly enough it actually took me until after sochi to really “get” into her skating emotionally, but once i did i appreciated her so much more. i really respect everything she’s done for skating and for skating in south korea especially; it wasn’t easy for her, being the trailblazer in her country. she was a very strong and well-rounded skater with maybe the best 3-3 combos i’ve ever seen, she pushed the sport forward, and she was certainly one of the best skaters in her generation. she wasn’t perfect, there are some things about her skating i don’t like, but i just have an immense amount of respect for her as an athlete, and many of her performances are very touching for me personally.

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Han Yan’s triple axel appreciation post