Last week's life drawing class began with a slight change of pace - gesture drawings.
1 minute gesture drawings:
2 minute gesture drawings:
These are the fastest drawing I've ever had to do! With gesture drawings there's no time to think. As soon as the model hits that pose you're frantically scribbling out the roughest lines in an attempt to capture something, anything, before the pose changes. It was actually quite liberating and excellent as a warm-up exercise. You're forced to distill down to the essence of a pose - the line of action. With quick drawings, it helps to not lift your pencil up from the page (particularly evident in the last 3 drawings) - you just feel your way around the pose that way.