Rebecca Kimmel's Anatomy Review 001: GESTURE

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  06 June 2005
This is really awesome, I'm really looking forward to this expanding, I'll be here for sure.
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  06 June 2005
I am in. ThanQ rebeccak ,for starting this great thread.I think this thread has no end. U R great
 
  06 June 2005
Wow this thread is really cool. Count me in!

Rebecca thank you so much for doing this. THis is a great idea!

I can't wait to dust off the old masonite board and get started.
 
  06 June 2005
I'm so excited to get started! <click homepage> I'll be watching and hopefully posting regularly....cant wait to get started.
 
  06 June 2005
Thank you once again Rebecca for doing this for us! these were done in pencil, scanned, and levels adjusted in PS.

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  06 June 2005
Smile excellent

excellent drawing. I am very impressed with your close detail, and cross hatch shading. i am so inspired. thank you for sharing. in this picture you should be able to see the light lines as the set up for the dark and final lines, as in technique shown by rebecca.

i have figure drawings coming out my ears, here is a quick one i grabbed for this thread.
p.s i have no formal training, or college. just been drawing my whole life.

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  06 June 2005
I need serious work on my abilities and the human anatomy is no exception...here is my 'gesturing' attempt...thank you very much for this opportunity....cant wait to see all the posts.


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  06 June 2005
Talking Inaugural Revision :)

meta87,

thank you for your post!! I congratulate you on becoming the first guinea pig for this thread ~ and well, according to the rules, I shouldn't start posting revisions til the end of the week, but I'm going to start, to give folks a little more to go on than just the initial drawings and text which I posted.

so here goes



Here I have tried to show several different ways of approaching the gesture drawing ~ all of which are based on the same basic idea outlined in the Gesture lesson:

WHAT TO ESTABLISH IN A GESTURE DRAWING:
  1. Direction of HEAD
  2. Direction of RIBCAGE
  3. Direction of PELVIS
  4. CENTER LINE OF BODY
  5. Flow of LIMBS
A. is your original drawing. Comments: I think there is a nice sense of movement, and the twist of the upper torso is rather clear. Criticism: Focus more on the underlying structure of the body before adding superficial details such as specific facial features, hair, clothing, etc. The STRUCTURE is the most important part, but it is easy to forget that what you see on the surface of the figure is not what is defining the underlying structure.

B. shows the simple lay-in with the PEANUT shape defining the torso (combination of rib cage and pelvis) ~ the main thing here is not to make the drawing look exactly like the person, but rather to reinforce the principles listed above in both your mind and in your hand.

C. shows more of a box and cylinder construction approach, where boxes are used to define the shape and orientation of the rib cage and pelvis, and cylinders are used to define the general shape and flow of the arms and legs in sections. Note that the CENTER LINE is indispensible in all of these analytic drawings to show the orientation of the whole figure.

D. Just takes the concepts listed in C a bit further...

E. shows that the superficial surface of the body, the skin, is added last, and rides on top of the underlying construction which you have created. As skin is formless without the underlying bone and muscle structure of the body, so are lines formless without the underlying construction tools - boxes, cylinders, & axes such as the center line - which we utilize in a drawing.

F. shows the method with which these drawings were created -- successive sheets of tracing paper which were scanned. Don't be afraid to trace over your own drawings to refine them ~ it's a great way to see your mistakes and to learn from them. I created several versions which are now happily living in the garbage can so the more mistakes you make, the more you learn ~

One more thing ~ it's important to note that this type of structural drawing is not ultimately how you want to draw ~ but it is far more important to learn structure this way than to try to produce a "pretty" drawing without substance.

Hope this helps
~Rebeccak
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  06 June 2005
Wow rebeccak, impressive work nearly same quality as Burn Hogarth.
Thanks for your advices.
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  06 June 2005
I think I'l keep making sketches till the rest of the week even though I got one that I'm surprisingly happy with today. Maybe I'l end up with something worth critiquing.
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  06 June 2005
Thanks, guys, for your continued posts.

Here is an example of a gesture drawing which I did a while back...

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  06 June 2005
Back to basics.......Woohoo~
Thanks Rebecca for coming up with such a thread.
Will be posting mine shortly......
 
  06 June 2005
Another faded gesture...

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  06 June 2005
Here is an example of a gesture drawing drawn from a photograph of a sculpture...the good thing with photographs of sculpture~ nothing moves...

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  06 June 2005
Ok i may have gotten everyting upside-down but here goes:

I hope the image shows up.

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