Gesture Drawings - Post Your Gesture Drawings Here! - 2D TRADITIONAL / DIGITAL


why are you so helpful? you are not going to fool us with candy are you? :smiley: Thank you so much for everything. i think my portfolio will be just enough. I’m hoping to give you guys some good news this friday (by saying that i totally jinxed it) :shrug:



Lol, no candy fooling involved! :slight_smile: Nah, I just know how tough it is to find art training that doesn’t cost a million dollars for very little information. Plus, this is just loads of fun. I’ve never before experienced seeing so much artwork from so many different artists internationally, so this is just a cool experience. Best of luck, and hope to hear good news! :slight_smile:



Hi, I got some time so working on gestures more.

Rebecca: Yes, you are right about tablets. I´m using the new Intuos3 and they got better feeling but still not like pencil in my hand. I´d like to completely work digital so Im forcing myself from old school paper:D. Here are another set of few gestures…



Cool that you’re working on these daily! Indeed, I too must wean myself from old school paper and learn to express a la Wacom Tablet. Painting is so great with the tablet, but drawing so far has been a bit trickier ~ tho it depends on the type of drawing I’m trying to do.

Good luck with these, and keep us posted on your progress! :slight_smile:



OK I’m [color=Red]an [/color]amateur, and you can see so many mistakes here in these images:) I’d never taken any drawing classes. I just want to share this images with you, and try to learn sometning from you.:slight_smile: Don’t hesitate to write a review about them!!!


danimani, I hope you don’t mind I did a review on your drawing:
Proportion wise I think you did well. I like how you did the arms (where obviously I’ve failed). You should be more careful with the major body axis. For example the shoulder axis - I think his left shoulder should be placed a bit higher. You narrowed his torso too much. Also from your drawing you can’t really tell that he’s leaning on his right foot.


10x a lot, Lunat1k:)
yes I can see all my mistakes…the shoulder, the position of the head, the right foot, the torso and ect…next time I’ll try to be more careful… about the hands…I use my own hand for a model…but believe me there was nothing common:shrug:
see you


again “my own” hand:)



Thanks for your posts! :slight_smile: Don’t worry if you think you’re an ‘amateur’, I think actually your drawings hold a lot of potential! The only difference between an ‘amateur’ and a ‘pro’ is dedication, so there’s no golden rule as far as that goes. :wink:

With your David copy, I think you’ve got the right idea about finding the axes of the body, but I’ll post a review a little later showing how to find these correctly. With your hand drawing, I would say draw a sheet with several hands in different positions. Hands and feet are not necessarily as tough as people think they are, and the more often drawn, the more easy it becomes to break past that barrier of thinking they are challenging.

Looking forward to more of your posts! :slight_smile:


Thank you for doing a review, and I think you did a nice job of showing the basic axes! :slight_smile: It’s nice to see others critiquing work, it definitely helps to get a variety of viewpoints. :slight_smile:



danimani, you’re welcome man, glad I could help.

rebecca, your lessons are helping me a lot and I’m trying to do the same whenever I can :).

These are yesterdays (and todays) “best of” works (i did about 8 total and picked the ones I like). I still can’t get my grip on the offset curves, I think I’ll go through your OPPOSING CURVES lesson again. The other thing that bothers me is the arms (and sometimes the shoulder area). I just can’t get them right :(. My arms look like cylinders or worse.


10x Rebecca:)
I’m looking forward about your reviews:bounce:



I decided to do a demo less than a review per se of your drawing, because I think the demo will be more useful to you and to others. I can see that you’re struggling with figuring out where to place the major axes of the body, such as the central axis, the axes of the ribs and pelvis, the axis of the head, and the axes of the shoulders and limbs. These are not always easy things to find, and you have to know how to look for them. That having been said, you can always find these axes if you take time to look for them. Here is an example with the David statue:

A great way to practice finding these axes is to trace, either digitally or traditionally, master drawings or sculptures in this fashion ~ only finding the major axes and boxy / cylindrical shapes and masses, without worrying about minor details.

[left]I hope this helps! Let me know if something is confusing, and I’ll do my best to explain it. :slight_smile:



Ok…here is another…
I’ve started it early afternoon /yesterday/ and finished today this morning.
The problem is that I furst made the detailed one…and after that I made the outstroked… I know, that I made a big mess with the sketches…:sad:
Hmmmm the position of the right foot embarrassеd me a little.
And Rebecca is this the right place to post my rough sketches?

/sorry for my bad English/



This is the perfect place to post these drawings, no worries. :slight_smile: And I always think it’s funny how Europeans apologize for ‘bad English’ when most of you guys speak at least 2 languages, and then very well!! :slight_smile: We uni-lingual Americans are always just impressed. :slight_smile:

You didn’t make a mess with the sketches, in fact, I think you’re doing rather well. It really doesn’t matter the order in which you create your sketches, so long as you are learning and getting something out of the process.

I like outstroked sketch better than the detailed one ~ the outstroked, or lay-in, sketch, is a much better kind of drawing to do because it forces artists to really think about what they are doing when they draw. It’s harder to do this way, and it takes a lot of time and practice to learn, but it is more than worth it to draw this way.

Continue to do more oustroke / lay-in sketches, and I guarantee that you will improve! I also recommend tracing the outstroke / lay-in on master drawings, paintings, or sculptures ~ tracing is a great tool for learning how the master artists worked! :slight_smile:

I think it’s great to see your progress, and I hope to see more of your work! :slight_smile:



Hi Rebecca, i like to learn more about gesture drawing, so i try to make this one, i like to know about the gesture, thanks for the input :slight_smile:


I havent contributed any artwork to these threads to heres some recent work. Im definately a line oriented person and I love gestures. In the meantime Im trying to get better at lighting…my weakness =)



Hi there, it’s great to see your work! I always love to see Gesture Drawings such as these. Would you mind telling us something about your art background and training?

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Its nice to see an artistic anatomy thread represented on a CG site, thanks for getting that started Rebecca=) I dont have much “history” with an art backgroud except that im a recent graduate of the Art Institute. Ive been drawing seriously since I started college and I try to draw every chance I get.



Very cool! Definitely keep posting your work. :slight_smile:




Here are a few gestures recently done. Rebecca, I think you’ve already seen these but I just came across this part of the forum and thought I’d post here as well.