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    I had a lot of fun doing these drawings. As you probably can tell I'm back at playing with shape design and proportions inspired by the references I'm using. The challenge I find in these is to not lose the vitality of the pose while playing with design. I still attempt to keep the action as intact as possible. I especially like how the girl with the sword at the bottom left came out, both the pose and the shapes. Let's see what subject I'll be in the mood of drawing tomorrow .

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    Random 30 second gestures practice from today
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    I really like how you put more details on the top part of the torso of the man who is attacking. It emphasizes the swinging motion of the man. The lines are crossing over each other in the torso part which draws eyes into it more than the lower part of his body. The composition is also great in that the man attacking is vertical and the person who is under attack is horizontally placed. It clearly shows the hierarchy but also implies the vulnerability and fear the victim is at. I am not clearly sure about the man who is on the right edge of the canvas. Great work!!!

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    Collection of 30 second to 2 minute faces and hands.
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    Some gesture from today (Proko images)
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    @FantasyArtist Have you used a reference for all of these Images? They're very good.

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    @FantasyArtist Have you used a reference for all of these Images? They're very good.
    Thanks PKaurk! Your drawings look very good as well. Keep looking for the relationship between body parts and remember to consider the structure of the body.

    Yes I used reference for all the drawings I post in here.

    Today as I was drawing these I realised how relaxing and enjoyable the act of drawing has become again for me. It reminded me of when I was a child and had no concern for applying any fundamentals or making pretty images. I drew for the pleasure of putting what I saw in my mind on paper. As I grew up and started to learn the fundamentals for creating good art, I often found the preoccupation of producing technically correct drawings getting in the way of me enjoying the process and being creative. But now I'm at that place again where every bit of knowledge that I have acquired is submitted to the purpose of communicating my ideas.

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    Random 1 minute gestures practice sheet from today
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    @fantasyartist Thank you for the advise, I'll try to keep this in mind.

    Some gesture practice from this morning.

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    Random 1 minute poses.

    I feel like my drawings aren't really showing the motion of the form. I watched a video from Proko and he emphasized how important it is to focus more on the motion of the form rather than the contours, but I feel like gesture drawings have contours regardless. I guess I'm still confused on what I'm supposed to be focusing on when doing gesture drawings.

    I don't know if I'm drawing off the reference too much or not. It seems like the point of gesture drawings is to capture the motion of the form. Would drawing off the reference too much get rid of the motion, making the form look stiff?

    The biggest problem I have with drawing right now is with linear perspective and foreshortening. I have a hard time understanding how to make objects and forms seem 3-dimensional. This is even a problem with gesture drawing for me because of the pose in the top right. It's supposed to be a guy lying on his stomach with his body foreshortened and his feet are right in front of the camera. I wasn't able to accurately draw the gesture because I was getting confused with the angle, and it's hard for me to get the gesture of a foreshortened form.

    How would I go about understanding perspective more? Would studying linear perspective help? I've always had a hard time understanding drawing on a conceptual level. I know practice will make me better, but I don't want to be practicing the same mistakes.

    Almost forgot to mention, my drawings are very "scratchy," as in the lines aren't very clean. How could I improve on this? Should I be more meticulous with how I draw my lines? I've always preferred being more free-form and casual with my lines, but maybe that mentality is what's holding me back?

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    In my opinion, you have a very good understanding of form and your drawings a much more detailed and distinguishable compared to mine. Also your drawings have good depth. How long have you been drawing for, and how did you learn form/depth? Also also, what features of the form are you focusing on when you do gesture drawings?

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    @aallen I've been drawing since I was a kid and studied art in university although we didn't practice figure drawing enough. As for gesture drawing I've been sketching gestures for more than 2 years almost everyday at least 20 minutes each time. I still criticize my drawings to be honest and when I compare myself with others who are much better than I am I don't always feel good. What I learned is you should usually compare your progress with yourself and be patient as improving art skills takes a lot of time and practice. As for understanding form start with basic shapes like spheres, cubes, cones , cylinders, eggs, etc... hope this helps
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    @aallen in regards to your 'scratchy' lines I'd recommend practicing the ghosting method, have a look at drawabox.com he has demos and exercises on this.

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    The biggest problem I have with drawing right now is with linear perspective and foreshortening. I have a hard time understanding how to make objects and forms seem 3-dimensional. This is even a problem with gesture drawing for me because of the pose in the top right. It's supposed to be a guy lying on his stomach with his body foreshortened and his feet are right in front of the camera. I wasn't able to accurately draw the gesture because I was getting confused with the angle, and it's hard for me to get the gesture of a foreshortened form.

    How would I go about understanding perspective more? Would studying linear perspective help? I've always had a hard time understanding drawing on a conceptual level. I know practice will make me better, but I don't want to be practicing the same mistakes.


    If you have never studied and understood the basics of perspective then of course you will have a hard time drawing forms in space. To become a good draughtsman this is defintely a subject you should invest time in studying and understanding! Otherwise your headaches will just continue. Once you can draw basic forms in space you will a a strong foundation to draw everything else.

    As for the scratchy lines, this may help you:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07fusT-dwVE&t=798s . It all starts with your thinking.




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    Gesture practice for the day (~1.5-2 minutes ignoring the 3D construction on the last page).

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I guess I really should focus more on the fundamentals more before I get into anything complex like figure or gesture drawing. Also @fantasyartist I watched all of those FORCE videos, but I have a hard time implementing it into my drawings. I just have such a habit of having this casual, sketchy style to my lines, and it's hard for me to get off that mentality and start implementing the "forceful" lines. I guess it just comes with time though.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I guess I really should focus more on the fundamentals more before I get into anything complex like figure or gesture drawing. Also @fantasyartist I watched all of those FORCE videos, but I have a hard time implementing it into my drawings. I just have such a habit of having this casual, sketchy style to my lines, and it's hard for me to get off that mentality and start implementing the "forceful" lines. I guess it just comes with time though.


    It's really not as hard as you might think. It's a matter of making the decision to change it. Time won't automatically improve your line work. I started out with very scratchy lines too. I remember that most of the students drew with that kind of line in my first drawing class when I started Industrial Design. The teacher was very strict with that and by the next week we all got rid of that habit.

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    Getting back into some motion studies. Usually on mondays it has taken a while for my mind to get into the flow of drawing again after the weekend. But today I could jump right into it fortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shilian View Post
    two of 5 I made one day, when i want upload more I fail ;_;
    Slow down, stop scribbling...
    Grinnikend door het leven...

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    Here's the finished motion study. These can really give your mind a work out. I have to admit that drawing a motion with drapery seemed a bit daunting at first, but I reminded myself that the same principles of movement for the body also apply to the drapery. You just need to analyse how it's reacting to the energy of the movement and simplify it into forceful shapes to keep it fluid during the whole motion.
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    A couple of sneaky gestures while at work.

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    More fun stuff! I'm still learning more about the design of the human body everyday I study it.
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    Random 30 second gestures practice sheet from today
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    Good job on being consistent with your gesture drawing practice Yasmin88 and PKuark. Keep it up!
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    Thanks fantasyartist.

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    Heyo!
    I'm new to the forum, but here are some of my 90 second gestures done in pencil. The two images of the women had a gradient tossed in while using photoshop to correct the levels (since my scanner sucks).

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