HELP ME PLZ-I have a lot of problems when I draw a gesture and build the structure
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Martin C
I have a lot of problems when I draw a gesture and build the structure, I can't find the way that is easy for me...I am very frustrated i feel stuck :(
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Rebecca Shay
Looks like you’re on the right track. It will feel difficult in the beginning even though you understand the concept. Art is less like math and more like music or sports. In math once you understand the concept you can solve problems; understanding is the difficult part. In sports and music, when you understand a concept, the learning only just started. What follows is lots of practices that feel difficult. Give it time and make sure you keep practicing. One day it’ll feel easier!
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sonami
I think what helps a lot with gesture is to learn to keep it lose and knowing the basic shapes of not just the main parts but smaller parts as well, if you want some really good tips I suggest George Bridgman's drawing from life the first few pages really help a lot with things like gesture, and then building upon that gesture also requires a bit more anatomy knowledge but don't worry these things will come if you constantly practice on them. If you can't find the book the next thing you can do is the Proko course.
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Edd Diaz
Well, it never gets easier, in a good way. You gotta understand that studying human anatomy is one of the most difficult things ever to do as a artist so don't beat yourself up. Before giving any advice, how much time did you spend on each of this drawings? and is it possible to see better quality pics? Just saying, its a little rough heh. Also, imo there is a component of construction to gesture drawing, yes, but like @Synthia Lillendandie said if you wanna focus on construction then do that, but if its gesture then focus on just eye balling things, not tying to measure everything all the time helps too. To loosen myself up and keep the art anxiety at bay i do VERY short timed gestures. From 30 seconds to 2 minutes max, that forces you to improvise on the spot, and also forces you to filter out what's most important to the gesture and what provides more visual information with the least amount of work or in this case in the least amount of time. TLDR keep going lol, it gets better the more you do it
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Martin C
No se si hablaras español por tu nombre jeje la verdad me la juego, que no se me da bien el ingles. La calidad de las imagenes por ahora es esta no tengo un celular mejor y por cada dibujo diría que me tomo de 2 min a 10 min diría yo, el tema que me puede la imaciencia , recien llevo 5 dias dibujando despues de mucho tiempo...
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Synthia Lillendandie
Sometimes it is easier to focus on one thing at a time. When I practiced gesture drawing, it helped to focus more on pushing the post and the gestural quality, while worrying about the anatomy less. Other times I would focus more on the anatomy and construction. It's tough for beginners to do both of these things well at the same time. That's why I recommend breaking things down and setting one intention at a time until you feel you're getting a grasp on things. Also, have you tried 'the bean' and 'robo bean' lessons from Proko on YouTube? That's another way you can build structure in the body. If you're learning something new, give yourself time. :) Pushing yourself always feels uncomfortable at first, but you can grow.
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Alen Liber
This. Mike Mattesi approach about force is good aswell. One more thing, if it gets frustrating, stop. Take few A4 papers and just do few gestures without expectations. In whatever weird way or shape you can imagine as you get mental image. Allow your arm to flow, like quick sketching, bit faster and relaxed pencil movements. Again, ZERO EXPECTATIONS. Whatever you see on paper is ok as it is. Take 2-3 min per sketch then move on. Getting frustrated as you try to learn something is very counter productive and longer you stay in that mindset more it affects you. Learning isn't just what to focus on, it's also acknowledging distractions and slowly taking them out of picture. In your case is you getting frustrated due to not making progress as fast as you'd expect. And find different artists with different approach when drawing bodies and gestures. Take a bit from one and another bit from another and apply to your existing style. Just like what Bruce Lee did with his Jet Kune Do. In your case you can take few bits from Proko, few from Mattesi, other few from Brunet and so on. I don't know how many people use this method, but create a quick story in your head as you try to imagine male/female figure in different poses. Like if you try to draw figure laying on couch with her core twisted a bit and as one of her hands support her head. For example, she's posing to a photographer in a studio, room of X size, light coming from certain direction, couch being medium or large size,... etc.. Take that image and strip it down to blueprint layout, imagine space filled with lines. With practice you'll be able to do this super fast, i mean just a thought about a pose or landscape or animal or , or... and you'll have a story about it. You'll have mental image of what you are drawing. Later on this helps big time as you do imagination drawing. If your observation is good, you'll be able to draw literally anything you've seen many times, down to every detail and also change it in whatever way you desire. Think of it this way, you want to draw certain pose and all you can see with mind's eye are lines, which then connect into shape. Add value on shape and you get form. Put that form into perspective,.. and so on. That's construction. With story telling you help your mind with deconstruction part. Some people have easier time looking at whole picture and breaking it down rather than constructing it up from scratch. Life is yin and yang, art is too. But many people mostly learn about yin and forget about yang part, that's why it takes them so long and once they realize it, oh well, years go by. XD
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Martin C
thx for your words. i 'll try to do my best but it's hard hehe 😅
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I have a lot of problems when I draw a gesture and build the structure, I can't find the way that is easy for me...I am very frustrated i feel stuck :(
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