Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gesture Drawing

  • Here is a great video on drawing successful gestures. I spend a lot of time training about forms and contours, I don't always emphasize the central action lines of the gesture as much as I should in my lessons. The gesture is the motion of the figure which is the framework for the figure. If you are familiar with my books the gesture step is what I describe as the "Matchstick Man" portion of the drawing. All successful figure drawings retain a sense of motion even when the figure is standing still. It keeps drawings from looking overly stiff.

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