Practices in Black Media: Pencil, Ball Point Pen, Pen and India Ink, Part 2.
After many individual practices of objects, arrangements and media, students are ready to move forward to summary design problems--finished work which illustrates their learning competence. Here are several examples of finished studies from first time gesture learners.
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The skier and 2 figures are 10 minute "modelled" gesture drawings as STYLE in India Ink. The tightly overlapped circles in various sizes produces strong textural constrast. In India Ink lightness is shown by larger circles, and darkness by closely overlapped ones.
Teddy and live Panda are 3 minute pencil sketches.Teddy has quick circular movements, while panda combines continuous straight and circular overlaps. Gesture drawing nicely combines both strategies. Overlapping layers with increased darkness makes corrections quick and easy.
The 10 minute group study and basketball player ball point pen sketches which allows control over light/dark areas by pressure. Colored pens are good additions for different layers.
Gesture drawing is excellent for figure drawing. One's own hand, posed figures and action photos are fine studies for still or agile positions. Stress the movement first, then the proportions in succeeding layers.
|Once the concept of gesture drawing is understood, there's more adventure in experimenting with other media and working in color. The next 4 gesture sections will show you many of these examples from singular media to mixed media combinations.|
You'll see the beginning with Gesture 3: Gesture and Other Media. Have a look!