danidee
3 years ago5,000+ Views
Video Tip: Timed Gesture Drawings (2 Min.)
[Note: There's censored nudity in this one, so don't click if you're around someone who could be easily offended by black bars.] In every art student's academic career, there will be the inevitable timed figure drawing activity. Your observational drawing professors will only give you anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes to loosely sketch the general form and motion of the model in front of you. This is both a warm-up activity and for you to get acquainted with a draft of the general composition you'll be working with that day. In this video, Steve Proko allows himself two minutes to sketch out a variety of forms. I would suggest to pay attention to which details he deems important and how he is able to quick sketch a 'blueprint' of sorts. This takes a lot of practice, of course, but with enough time and effort, you'll be quick sketching with the best of them! Happy drawing!
4 comments
really cool
3 years ago·Reply
I feel like this would take me so much practice to not be stressed by the short amount of sketching time!
3 years ago·Reply
@Sjeanyoon The first time a student is asked to do it, they're like "WHAT? REALLY?!" It's so funny. Everything gets easier with enough practice!
3 years ago·Reply
Doing this every day would definitely force you to learn how to get ideas on the page quickly
3 years ago·Reply
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