I'm trying to study gesture drawing - currently following the Proko course. I wonder if some of you could give me some critics and feedbacks. I've uploaded my sketches on my blog - hope it doesn't break a rule on this forum. https://romain-cochet.com/blog/proko-figure-drawing-002
Thanks for your time and have a great day.
A lot of drawings here so I wonæt comment on everything but here are three concrete tips:
1. Try to push the opposing angle principle of the shoulders and hips. We tend to stiffen up our poses the longer we work on them. Starting with a quite exaggerated gesture can be helpful to alleviate some stiffness later on :)
2. Try drawing the rib cage/torso circle as an ellipse instead of a circle to avoid the small torso that you commented on one of your drawings. The rib cage is kind of egg shaped so this should be a no-brainer.
3. Be aware of line weights. Using variety in line weight really brings depth to sketches. Add thickness/darken lines where one body part goes in front of another, where a body part sits on the ground or in general lines of "edges" (" as there are few hard edges on a body) that face away from the light source. Usually the ones facing downward. I also tend to draw lighter at the apex of sweeping curves. Not sure if this is a good thing, but at least it gives some variation ;)
Oh, and bonus tip no. 4. Practice practice practice ;)