Gary Gordon
Gary Gordon
Michigan - USA
Aspiring Artist/Animator - One Year In
happypiqueon
I really liked the third gesture drawing I did - but the others seemed to lack the same amount of flow and simplicity - I would really appreciate it if anyone has any advice on simplifying more complex poses. I also think I struggled a lot with separating the contour from the gesture - if anyone has any advice/feedback I would really appreciate it!
00 01 Gesture
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Gary Gordon
@happypiqueon I like a lot of these gestures. In terms of capturing the movement while also creating a legible pose, I think you did a great job of that. In terms of simplifying you nailed it. Your Lines of action are excellent. I am not even going to be picky here, because the gesture is just the initial blueprint, which will continue to get developed as the drawing goes on. From here you'd go on to add structure/form, and then onto adding the anatomy.
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Gary Gordon
Draw a box is exercise-heavy and has a strong emphasis on perspective and structure. Its exercise can be more tedious than fun per se. ArtWOD is almost entirely exercising; they do a class session, but typically, it's gear around exercises, but it is a great way to learn structure and perspective without learning perspective. Other than that, Bookwise. Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling & Perspective Drawing Handbook by Joesph D'Amelio. In my experience, all dedicated perspective courses/books typically cover the gamut; so it's up to you to know when to walk away.
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