Gesture and Gender Proportions

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Gesture and Gender Proportions

  1. 1. GESTUREThe Basis
  2. 2. The gesture sketch is importantbecause:Mature artists use gesture sketching routinely.A gesture sketch can be a beautiful artwork in its own right, but itsalso the first raw marks under a highly finished painting.Gesture sketching can be used as a warm-up and refinementexercise, just like practicing scales for music, or floor and barre workfor dance.Gesture sketching is used for active thinking -- Most artists plantheir artworks in a gesture sketching style.Gesture sketching is essential, not just because it is taught as a firststep in drawing, but because it is central to the art making process.
  3. 3. Gesture QualitiesQuickNo detailsLess outlineCapture PoseSkeletalBasisMovement of artistLooseMistake driven
  4. 4. Line of ActionIt should take you about two short seconds to assess and make yourline (or two lines) of action.The line of action is the first, fast, simple mark - or two - that conveys theextent and direction of the pose.
  5. 5. Skeleton: Structural Basis
  6. 6. Three Ovals -- Head, Ribcage, PelvisThere are three relatively rigid ovalshapes in the body.
  7. 7. separating the torso into two parts, likethis, is VERY IMPORTANT:
  8. 8. Lateral bending,extension, and flexion inthe spine will producedramatic change in thesurface view of thetorso.
  9. 9. Joints & Pivot Points
  10. 10. Long Bones
  11. 11. Searching Mark: Be Free
  12. 12. Line Gesture
  13. 13. Mass Gesture
  14. 14. Scribble Gesture
  15. 15. Scribble Mass Gesture
  16. 16. Sustained Gesture
  17. 17. Drawing III and AdvancedLine QualityDevelop Beauty of the MarksBe able to portray parts of body in space, perspective without losing loose qualityAdding potential: add a vibration that effects movement, tension, atmosphere, strength, delicacy, etc. The marks can be used like idea pathways, suggesting direction as the drawing moves beyond the gesture phase.Add relationship and rhythm
  18. 18. Proportions
  19. 19. Male vs. FemaleMales: angular, moremuscularFemales: less musclemass, fat covers themuscles making thebody appear morerounded-soft,
  20. 20. Male vs. FemaleSkeletalThoraxLumbar curvegreater in womenPelvisFemur location
  21. 21. SkeletalDifferences : TheSkullA pointier chin.A narrower, rounderjaw.A rounder cranium.A less slopingforehead.
  22. 22. TechniqueUsing your body todraw…Shoulder, elbow, arm
  23. 23. “Manikin”CylindersSpheresSimplification

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