First steps in gesture drawing
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matt barton
Hey guys Would really appreciate it if I could get some feedback on these. I think I've managed to stay away from detailing and tried to get the energy of the poses but if you can see something I would love to know Thanks in advance
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Frank D'souza
Not really a critique but it's good that you're drawing the same pose multiple times. It's definitely not a linear relationship but the later drawings look better than your first attempts.
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Robin Va'auli
Hey Matt, these are a great start to gesture drawing. You are really capturing the shape of the silhouette. To progress look for a way to indicate movement. Ask yourself if these three poses are a moment in time where do they exist in the future? And try and find your way to indicate that.
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matt barton
done a few more since. think im getting better at showing the energy of the pose
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Kristian Nee
Hey Matt! Good job on these, you're right to stay away from detailing at this stage. A couple things, though the gesture is getting there you're losing a lot of the energy of the poses. What I suspect is happening is that you're not drawing as much with your arm as you should be. With these sorts of drawings, feel free to draw past where you think the shapes should end. These ones that you've done have very abrupt ends which do stop the figures displaying their action. See the example below for what I'm talking about:
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matt barton
Hey Kristian Thanks for the feedback i shall keep this in mind on the next go around
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