Gesture Drawing - Looking for feedbacks and critics

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    Hi everyone!
    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.
    Thanks for your time and have a great day.

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    Hey Cochet!

    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 ;)


    heyyyy, u are doing a great job!!

    I would recommend that you do not lose the marks for the feats, they are important to place the figure in the space, indicate the pose, perspective...


    Thanks, Eirik and Soraya.

    Sorry for the delay, I've tried to apply some of your feedback, and I start to feel the progression.

    I've listed of my practice on the following page (grouping them by week).

    I still need to apply your (Eirik) advice n°3 and 4.

    As always, I'm still open to critics.


    • Swen edited this post on February 28, 2019 1:18pm.

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