Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gesture Drawing

Tried to push character a little today, though it needs to go farther! Included is an example of a train wreck salvaged by our instructor, Tom... the lesson being that we can be pretty liberal when interpreting a gesture to emphasize an action.

Today's Walt Stanchfield notes included some great pointers on how to overcome learning plateaus by breaking down problems into smaller, more easily overcome elements. A sense of progress would be very welcome right now, so I'll try to keep the sketchbook rolling...











2 comments:

Michael said...

Hey! I like that idea about imposing a character on each gesture, that seems really interesting to do. Is the model nude? And do you usually think of a character idea before you start, or do you just start sketching and the character comes through?

Tomorrow is gesture night, so hopefully I can try this =) Seems fun...

Ian said...

I've been trying to stylize gradually during class, but I think it would be easier to practice from a model sheet ahead of class to get its feel, and then just use that character throughout. We usually alternate between clothed and nude models... clothing can really help with a gesture, but it can also distract.

Hope it works out for you!