The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 26th of February.
- The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, cavorting capybaras.... You can draw full figures, but you can also go for heads, arms, eyes, or anything specific. All media can be used, both digital or traditional. Coloured or black/white. Quick scribbles or long studies. Imagination or referenced. Clothed or nude. Specifics are up to you!
- In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Movie Gestures Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
Simple plan. You take any movie or animated picture from which you can gather gestures. Can be human or animal, as long as it involves figures in motion. You pick some gestures from this movie and draw them. It would be especially interesting to get a couple of them, possibly showing movement or indicating an action. At least make sure the figures are clear. You can take screenshots, or simply pause. No need to go for really intense studies, quick gestural sketches will suffice!
You can use just about any reference. From feature films to music videos or dancing, from wildlife documentaries to random clips on youtube. Animation counts too. You can also use your television. If you happen to be at a complete loss for material, there's also a variety of websites with screenshots.
Examples: Leavemewhite MovieScreenshots
Next weeks study will be a more intense one, so we're keeping it simple this week!
Next weeks study:
Single Long Study (This will span two weeks, from reference, and will include many reference sources)
As always- reference advised, not obligatory. Colour, medium, time frame, any specifics are up to you! Good luck and have fun! And feel free to ask questions!
50 poses is a challenge, but don't hurry or stress yourself reaching it! Focus on drawing, as practising is the main goal of this exercise.
Criticizing each other is highly encouraged!! Share constructive criticism, reference images and resources!! Let's help each other get better!
Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!
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I'm not a specialist on this thing though, you probably know more than I do. Just a heads up!
alizak: any one is welcome, just post your works in this thread, each week there is a new thread with new optional activities
So the first four swordsmen are from my mind,
then a bunch of comic book quick poses,
followed by The Walking Dead (tv show) poses + The Last samurai
not to in depth yet hard pressed for time as always,
Okay here are my first 15 gestures - will do some more tomorrow. I know that I definitely need to work on loosening up and producing cleaner lines. I'm hoping by doing 50 of these a week that it will help me achieve better gestures.
welcome back obacmar! ye, the lines are a bit scribbly.
ah, but thenI was gonna watch mine too. and all I did was this-
from memory, trying to draw my son, looking peeved as one of the horses licks his toys.
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Welcome to Spartan Camp, hope you stay awhile and learn the ropes with the rest of us . Good start to your gestures.
Welcome back? Unless i'm mistaken I've not seen you in Spartan Camp for a couple of rounds. Good sketch dump you've laid out, your gestures are demonstrating flow so they look good.
Good stuff mate, Some of the stuff feels like the lean a bit too much, but overall its a solid set of gestures. Keep em coming.
Apart from number 4, I think those are fairly static poses. They're a good set of studies nonetheless but you'll probably get more of a challenge if you find a movie purely about kicking ass. Thus it would probably be an idea to go download a Bruce Lee or a Van Damme film.
The proportions seem alright, I just think the curve to his spine feels forced.
This was a hard 50 to get to. I tried working from imagination on more than a few of these and spent a lot of time figuring out the pose. I'm still very weak at working without reference. Still patience and dedication and that'll change hopefully. >.<
The first page (gray background) are all 5minute poses (some went over by a few minutes). The second page are gestures. I've decided to extend my gesture time to two minutes. that way I get my usual 60 second gestures plus embellishment to bring out the pose. Doing 60 second gestures makes me feel like its too abstract since you're spending more time trying to get rhythm and flow over contour and detail. Nonetheless here it is.
Last edited by Little-Maiden; February 22nd, 2012 at 07:06 PM.
some Burne Hogarth studies, some pose manics - a crazy pose that i struggled ages on
the female with her hands up over her chest. then simply some animals. Avoided doing value in these.
Little-Maiden: showing good skill with the quick one minuters, i cant just gesture like that i want to finish the whole drawing lol,
so i notice some of your fore arms go super thin or odd blocky, i use a long oval shape on these, almost egg shape the end near the
elbow is a tad fatter and then thins out., easier to have symmetry with both arms?? its because you use straight lines for most gestures
i think if you start adding curve lines to certain parts of the body your work will blow peoples minds. well the gestures. . . yada yada LOL
Obacmar: its been awhile man! Good to see you around here parts again! bring the LOOMIS!!!
Last edited by AdrianNagorski; February 23rd, 2012 at 04:07 AM.
Here are the rest of my gestures - and I will do the movie gestures too, just need to go hire a dvd first . I'm quite happy with a few of them, but in general I need to do a lot of work, my line quality is not good and I avoid hands and feet like the plague. I'm definitely enjoying this exercise though - I'm sure after a few more weeks I will start to improve.
I feel like I am too much of a newbie to critique other people's gestures
alizak- those are great! perfect proportions. Go for the hands adrian - the muscle studies are DOPE! The animals in the Btm. Rt. are really cool too. I love this set maiden - Solid consistency. only crit is the static shading can make the form look flat like a cardboard cutout, but it is a real real cool stylized effect. ashess- noice horse anatomy i find the eyes on your characters need attention