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  • #26479

    Hi all,

    I've been practicing gesture for the past two weeks with the timer set to 40 seconds per image. Links to a pic of some gestures I drew today https://imgur.com/a/ci4bE72and the stack of drawings I've done so far.

    I'm afraid I might have just been wasting time and instilling bad habits after watching a few conflicting videos on YouTube. I try to focus on capturing the movement of the lines and the result is some terrible proportions. In some sketches I can't even tell what I've drawn. Overall I'm feeling a little frustrated and tired.

    What is the right approach to gesture drawing? How can I improve and will good proportions come with more practice? Thank you all so much!

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    #26488

    Hi there! Have you gone through this tutorial? :) https://line-of-action.com/learn-to-draw

    In some exercises, it's okay if your short drawings don't look like much of anything. Most of the time, proportion is not what you're after in 40 seconds.

    #26573

    first congratulations for your great effort and perseverance.
    I do not have much to be drawing but I already passed where you are, this drawing is very fruitful and more if you do not see your progress, but it is part of the experience.
    -The first thing is the anatomical study, draw the whole body in three views, front, profile, 3/4. This helps to memorize the basic canon of the body, then you can study the body more thoroughly.
    -do not compare your work with that of other people, not all of us manage to advance at the same pace.
    -Finally, do your sessions in class mode, working with different times works very well.

    keep negotiating and studying, find a balance between practice and study and I assure you that you will notice your progress

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