Life drawing Winter 2011: part 4 - gesture drawing in marker pen
On Monday night I made over 200 drawings during the two hour session at life drawing class. Our model changed his pose every 30 seconds or so, which meant I had to draw much faster than usual and I had to simplify things quite a bit too. Drawings like these are what character animators often refer to as gesture drawings. They're all about stripping away details and capturing the absolute essential elements of the pose.
Here's a handful of gesture drawings I made that evening using a marker pen on tracing paper:
I'll post more gesture drawings over the next few days.