So, I've been trying to practice gesture for a week, but I'm quite lost. I've attempted to do it in one minute-30s. I know that I shouldn't try to do contour. But somehow when I look for the line of action, it ends up seeming to me that's what I'm doing. =/
I'm really seeing all your improvement on that scribble, Ginna, yet, I've got one small request: Why don't you do yet another 1 minute of 29 second sketches ((29x2)+2s), pretty please? The reason why is because, your line of action will become even more stronger that it would be in reality. To do that, screen capture one of the figure poses, then sketch it out in 2 seconds. For more details, look for the pdf of the Vilppu Drawing Manual, or invest in a used physical copy of that. Hope and pray that it'll surely work.
Honestly, your drawing isn't bad at all for a 30s pose, your proportions are pretty good and the pose is very readable. it's not very dynamic thought and feels that you are very careful with your lines as if you are drawing your lines slowly.
I would recommend limiting your self for one or two types of lines may be C curves and stretched S curves of just straights (don't overuse straits though it will stiffen the drawing) and draw them as quick as you can, just drop the accuracy for a few exercises and then try to be more accurate.