by SINE, March 11th 2020 © 2020 SINE

Done as part of a 1 hour class.

My current goal is: I don't know! I am an absolute beginner; I'm here to study the basics of rendering


hey there SINE, congrats on the 1 hour practice.
I like the fluidity and looseness (yet accurate), and synthesis in the gestures you captured.

Since you don't have a clear goal with these, I believe a good one for gesture practice is, besides that synthesis part which is very important, whether you're drawing from imagination or capturing real life, [a good goal could be] trying be more acquainted with the subjects you're drawing (as if you're building a visual library): if it's hands, then try to gradually be aware of what shapes are involved in building the hand; and so on with animals (felines, reptiles, birds, etc), the human figure, etc.

IMO it is also good to stick with a more specific subject for a while, or per session, (again, hands, for example, or feet, or female, or male figure, etc, etc) as your mind starts noticing patterns through the images you draw, and which you can invoke to your drawings later.

Finally, don't get "stuck" on the gesture sessions alone, specially if you think you need to go deeper into knowing or rendering a specific subject. Use gesture sessions as a part of your practice — it is excellent for warm up — but give yourself time (not in stopwatch!) to study deeper some things.

Check this Bobby Chiu interview with artist Even Mehl Amundsen (who is also an awesome renderer of things :)


Keep on the hard work - it pays off!