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Gesture drawing

  1. 1. Gesture Drawing
  2. 2. Gesture is… <ul><li>Active thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Quick sketches based on careful observation </li></ul><ul><li>A method of training your hand to quickly sketch what the brain has already seen </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gestures from Michelangelo,
  4. 4. Rembrandt, and Da Vinci.
  5. 5. A gesture is not only a quick sketch for an artist but also an way to prepare for a finished work.
  6. 6. beginning a gesture <ul><li>Look for the Directional Lines – in what different directions does the form move? </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine there is an invisible line running through the form describing the body’s motion. </li></ul><ul><li>The more lines you can use to describe the motion of the legs, arms, and head the better </li></ul>
  7. 8. You are not capturing what the figure or object looks like, but what it is doing.
  8. 10. Adding shapes to the directional lines… <ul><li>Once you have the directional lines in place, add the “big” shapes of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to remember the torso is divided into two sections! </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Finally, use your gesture to think about how different parts of the figure work together. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elbows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hips </li></ul></ul>