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Gesture Drawing Reference Guide

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Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide covers the different aspects of drawing gestures on your cartoon characters. You can also use it on your portrait drawings. 

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George's curator insight, July 31, 2015 7:13 AM

This reference guide covers the different aspects of drawing gestures on your cartoon characters. You can also use it on your portrait drawings. 

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A Guide to Gesture Drawing - YouTube

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This video guide describes how to perfect your gesture drawing using a variety of helpful tips. Gesture drawings will allow you to accurately capture the pose and proportions of a model. Such drawings can be used for both cartoon and realistic drawings.

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Gesture Drawing Reference Guide

Gesture Drawing Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A collection of various gestures you can use to add action to your drawings. There are a wide range of gestures to explore, all of which are suitable for any kind of drawing or painting project.

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Animator Island » Defining the Art: Gesture Drawing

Animator Island » Defining the Art: Gesture Drawing | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

For starters, we need a definition for gesture drawings. Though there isn’t a specific entry in most dictionaries, here is the heart and soul of it:

A gesture drawing is usually a quick, often simple drawing that captures the essential feeling, energy, movement, action, or pose of the subject. It contains a minimum amount of information (line, tone, markings) to achieve the maximum results of the essence of the subject. It can be realistic, but is not always. It does not try to capture anything “photo-realistically” but instead alters reality down to its purest form to tell the story of the scene being drawn.

Since we work in a visual medium, the best thing to do is take a look at examples of gesture drawings:

Hranush Manukyan's insight:

Gestures are very important in drawing, since one gesture can tell a whole story of your drawing. Learn the essence of gesture drawing through this tutorial. 

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