Gesture in Action


Drawing the Essence

Capturing the essence of Life


Before we become preoccupied with Anatomy and Structure, students must learn to grasp the figure in terms of a continuum of pure energy, what I call in analogy to physics its  “wave function” or line of action.

Allowing ourselves to use a bit of watercolor for these short poses, we can quickly sketch out not only the gesture but also the sense of mass or energy associated with the figure.

To be sure, in a drawing everything happens “at once” so that anatomy and structure are already implicated in the initial phases of the design. Read More

Hands and Feet in Action

Finally, hands and feet must be addressed in the initial stage of gesture drawing. Read More

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