What in your opinion makes an appealing figure drawing?

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    What in your opinion makes an appealing figure drawing?

    I try to remind myself of things to accomplish in my drawings everytime I go to a workshop. Sometimes changing emphasis from session to session, and trying to combine previous approaches. Anyway, what fundamentals do you try to constantly remind yourself makes an appealing drawing - Or fundemental flaws to try to avoid that make unappealing drawing?

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    Correct proportions and anatomy, or at least very beilieving ones, you know. Nice shading, good pose etc. Clothing, mood, a lot of things. Usually I don't think about why I like a drawing, I just know when I like it.

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    Getting the Gesture down!!! I think that's one of the reasons why some fig drawing look stiff and dull even if its accurate, but even an ordinary pose can be appealing, as well.

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    I think it goes far beyond anatomy, line quality, rendering, or any technical aspect. I think it has to do with the intimacy in which the subject is depicted. It's not something you can point out or describe, but there is just something about great figure drawings and portraits in which the artist has truly captured the essence of the living creature. I think those are the greatest drawings of people.

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    I will go with the gesture... for me it's the most imp thing and then forms and volumes.

    Concept drawing is attracting me strongly these days!
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    Simplicity.

    To describe the model in as few lines as possible, and to use those lines (weight and darkness of the pencil/charcoal) to their full potential.

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    C) All of the above.

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