30 second gesture drawings

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    Could anyone give me a bit of critique on these? I feel like I'm improving but I'd like some critique.

    • Ash edited this post on March 14, 2023 12:51pm. Reason: Forgot images lol
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    Top of the night to you, Ash, and welcome to Line of Action. I'm Polyvios, and how my we help you? Say, I love the loose, sketchy, but confident line quality and line-making in your quick poses to date. But, I'm not getting enough of the confidence but control in your graphic shapes, and forms, and the lines. How would you like to try out our interactive drawing tutorial here on our website? Which you can click here please.

    In order to do this learn-to-draw tutorial, then you can get a good idea on how to capture action, mood, and form in your gesture poses in anything. If you're curious about animation gesture drawing, please be sure to look into these following animator showreels (demo reels).

    Art Babbitt:(Disney, WB, UPA, H-B, Williams)

    Ken Harris(WB, Chuck Jones, Richard Williams)

    Eric Goldberg (Williams, Grillo, Pizzazz, Disney, WB)

    With these reels for you in mind, then you can study these vids frame by frame with the . and , keys to move frames forth and back, because you will get to study these animators' techniques, not to mention the fact that these older guys had work for Dick Williams in the UK. 🇬🇧 If you can study and study and study these reels, you can apply these to your animation gestures, so please don't be discouraged, for these things take time to develop, so if you want much faster results, then you could and shall treat these videos as you would your references. Hope these things have been completely and totally encouraging. Good night now.


    I really like how you were able to use shapes to depict the general figure. Now, try to focus on the smaller shapes in the figure. Maybe take more time and work on ONE really detailed figure and really look closely at the person's anatomy.


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