Gesture Drawings (BIG DL)
Now that I'm instutionalized with my BFA Illustration from Brigham Young University, the BYU animation program has asked me to teach a couple sections of gesture drawing for their animators. Each class is three hours long and they put them back to back (the secretary was very proud of this), so I'm drawing 6 hours of gestures twice a week for a total of 12 hours a week.
One is a freshmen course, VA131, in which we develop concepts of drawing quickly utilizing skeletal figures, adding volumes (cylinders, egg shapes, wedges, etc.), line quality, merging the volumes together, etc.
The other is an upperclassmen course VAANM 350R, in which we continue to develop those skills from the freshmen course while adding in extended poses (10 and 20 minutes) and oppurtunities for what I call "adapted figure drawing" (i.e. exageratted poses, creative poses, character designs) where we use the model as a reference to develop something else.
They are done with conte crayons 2B, conte pencils 2B, and smooth newsprint.
I've picked a number of my drawings from this semester to share. Let me know what you think. The drawings are from 10 seconds to 10 minutes, with one ten minute pose that I continued to develop after the model had changed positions.
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