Gesture drawing tips and technique

Gesture drawing tips and technique. Here are some gesture drawings from life drawing and study session long time ago. This gesture drawings are pre-2006, but they are one of my better gesture drawings that I safe. Gesture drawing usually range from limited time of one minute to three minutes. A Gesture drawing is work of figure study but with rapid execution. On the typical fashion, it involves an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 30 seconds, or as long as 2 minutes. Gesture drawing is often performed as a warm-up for a life drawing session. Gesture drawing is usually a primary study for 2D animator and the purpose of gesture drawing is to facilitate the study of the human figure in motion. Below are my gesture drawing collection from pre 2006.

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gesture drawing one minute

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gesture drawing with pen

Here are five tips that will help you with your gesture study.
1) Observe the core first and get the big shape right away. I usually look at the spine position and movement and pelvis then head and legs for the gesture drawing. Once I have that nailed, I will continue with arms and hands.
2) You have to draw without minimum preliminary lines of sketch and possibly without because there is no time. Just draw with confident and with most accuracy as you can, it won’t be perfect. As long as it has your conviction, good proportion and spontaneous then it is good. **Practice with ballpoint pen will help**

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gesture drawing two minutes


3) No erasing, just draw and draw over.
4) Don’t be discourage if you have many bad drawing, every one of us even the best drawers have bad gesture drawing. You just never seen them. icon wink Gesture drawing tips and technique
5) Intense focus and be in the moment. This is between you and your subject.

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Gesture drawing one minute with brush

gesture drawing with brush Gesture drawing tips and technique

gesture drawing with brush pen

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gesture drawing two minutes with brush

gesture drawings Gesture drawing tips and technique

gesture drawings

Hope these tips will help.

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Perry/100001179608736 Kevin Perry

    why no comments art community must thrive

  • Dario

    Thanks Xia, these tips really helps, i always got problems with Gestures

  • http://www.idrawgirls.com/ Xia Taptara

    No problem.

  • marie

    Thank you for the tips. :)