I’ve been told that until my accuracy in drawing improves, I really don’t need to worry about learning to shade. … More
Category: Gesture Drawing
Lines of Action
My first gesture drawings — done in May 2016 — were a lot of fun. They were also (in my … More
Day 5 — Making It Easy
Who says drawing has to be difficult? Who says fashion illustration is a complex, complicated process? Some books seem to … More
When Did Gesture Drawing Become So Hard?
I’m reminded again of that quote from Degas about how easy painting is when we don’t know how to do … More
Musicians at Play
OK, so where have I been and what have I been doing? I obviously haven’t been drawing or painting recently. … More
Not Bad for a Barn
Finding this sketch tucked away among my art books brought a smile to my face.
Sketchbooks are for Sketching
I’ve often recounted the story of buying my first sketchbook, how odd it felt to walk through the art supply … More
Fun with Figures
I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.
When I was first introduced to gesture drawing last year, it made no sense to me at all. What could possibly be gained from quickly scribbling down lines that only remotely resembled a human being?
Bringing Art to Life
I am absolutely in love with gesture drawings and the Quick Poses website. I’ve done gesture drawings in the past. … More