Christopher Rizk
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@hershey890
Can you give a ballpark # of how any gesture drawings you've done?
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Christopher Rizk
Ballpark, maybe 100-200 sessions on my computer (30-second to 2 minute poses) and another 30-50 in person sessions where poses range from 1 minute up to 20 minutes.
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Malt Hitman
I found myself making many of the errors that Stan talked about in his gesture videos before reading a suggestion by another user on the forums who mentioned skipping the timer and focusing on line economy. You could try re-watching Stan’s videos and then taking a pose and doing the bare minimum for lines. Circle for the head, single lines for the limbs, and then only a few lines for the important parts of the torso. Draw slowly and focus on making solid/flowing CSI lines. Try that for a few pages or sessions and then increase your amount of lines. Circle for the head, a line or two for the neck if needed, two strokes for each limb, and then more lines for the torso but still focusing on flow and staying away from only contour. Also, don’t be afraid of exaggerating the pose which is something I struggled with at first. Those are some things that have helped me recently.
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Christopher Rizk
Thanks! I'll do this. I'm also playing around with paint 3D and making a image of multiple poses that I can print out on a sheet of paper, put some tracing paper over and try to draw the gesture with minimal lines but without the timer. Maybe it'll work, maybe it wont :P
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Christopher Rizk
Hey everyone! I really struggle with gesture/quick sketching, I have for years. Give me 3 hours and a pose and I can draw something great that resembles the model. Give me 3 minutes, and my mind gets frazzled. Even if I force myself to slow down, I feel the gesture and see the gesture but have a hard time putting the gesture down on paper. Any generic tips, outside of keep practicing? :P
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