I just started the Figure Drawing Fundamentals course, and I'd appreciate any constructive feedback on my gesture drawings. The first image was some 30-45 second drawings from yesterday. The second image is untimed (around a minute or two), but trying to think through the lines to simplify my gesture. And the last image is 30s drawings from tonight.
these gestures look really solid. You are at a point now where you need to do more of the longer drawings and see how your gestures helped/hindered your construction process- once you have that information, you will be able to go back "improve" how you do your gestures for the sake of using them as construction lines for yourself. (for example- you haven't really touched on making your pelvis's 3d boxes or using landmarks, although your use of the collar bones at this stage is excellent!) Every artist ends up developing their own approach so you'll notice how your gestures differ from other artists.
Practice from today - untimed, around 1-2 minutes each, but trying to pick good lines to draw.
I can really see your growing confidence. I am going to start the gesture course soon - do you have any tips?