Gesture / Action Drawings 2

In this second gesture exercise, you will draw the action and not concentrate on the outline.  Again, start with the whole form and work to define the parts.  Gesture drawings are sketched or scribbled with speed and bravado and you must approach the process with abandonment. Do not draw details; you are capturing the model’s balance, weight distribution, and action.  Your line should be thin and thick to very broad strokes.

Drawing Assignment 1: Four large-scale drawings

Four 10-minute gesture drawings of model on separate sheets of paper.

Materials: natural charcoal or Conte crayon, 18 x 24 drawing paper, chamois cloth for blending, erasers.
 

Drawing Assignment 2: Four large-scale drawings

Four 20-minute gesture drawings of the model on separate sheets of paper.
Materials: natural charcoal or Conte crayon, 18 x 24 drawing paper, chamois cloth for blending, erasers.

Examples of gesture drawings

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Ten minute gesture drawing of model, one per separate sheet of paper.