Beginning drawing figures and faces

Gesture drawings are quite tricky. The idea is to capture the energy of a pose without many details. Usually you have a minute or less to do so. I’ve been at it for over a week, and it’s very challenging. Here’s some I went back over with pen for ease of viewing and to round them off nicely.

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I’m doing more detailed figures as well, and plan to do a long one, but here’s some five minute sketches:

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Yeah, naked people. That’s the culture shock part of learning art. However, the more I draw people, the more I see their bodies as educational, challenging, and not awkward. People are all so beautifully and differently shaped, so drawing them helps me admire ask sorts of shapes and features.

I’ve also been practicing portraits.

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