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December 10, 2016 6:07am #1619
Here are some more. I'm learning a lot about the mechanics of the body from these, especially that there is an intention behind each action of the human body. An artist's ability to capture that intention makes the difference between a figure/character that looks dead and one that looks alive.December 10, 2016 4:34pm #1624
Nice work Swen. Do you stream on youtube or twitch? If not, you can consider doing so. There seems to be a lack of consistent gesture drawing streams.2December 11, 2016 1:14am #1626
Thanks for the kind words and advice darkover! Streaming is not something I had considered, so I will put that on my list. Are there gesture drawing streams that you're currently following?December 11, 2016 4:09am #1627
There's quite literally none that can be followed. First off, there are few art channels that focus on it. There's fewer still that are of good quality (both in terms of video and the art itself). And there's literally none that are good that put out consistent content. They upload like at best once a month or less. You can try and see for yourself.
If you stream, you can continue refining your skills and possibly earn a bit of pocket money. You will also be doing the art streaming viewers a service. The 3 challenges will be setting up the recordings, voicing over your thoughts and uploading once or twice a week. Youtube is probably better if you're just starting out streaming to gain experience. The last challenge, the art itself, you've already overcome.
But really, streaming itself and watching yourself draw by itself is sometimes beneficial. Many artists I'd watched online discover something about their art to fix or improve by watching their own videos.December 12, 2016 7:54am #1640
Thank you again for the useful info darkover. You're right about watching yourself draw. I realised the benefit of it when I recorded some video demonstrations for my gesture drawing tutorials some weeks ago.I'll consider streaming this coming year.
I went back to one of my favourite subjects for gesture drawing today. The amount of energy and fluidity in these poses makes for a great drawing experience.December 13, 2016 1:15am #1645
Having some more fun with dancers.December 16, 2016 6:13am #1668December 22, 2016 8:08am #1677December 22, 2016 8:10am #1678December 23, 2016 10:01am #1679January 2, 2017 1:29pm #1690
Happy 2017 everyone, filled with many gesture drawings!
January 25, 2017 12:49am #1762
This was quite a work out, but it was fun!January 26, 2017 7:37am #1768
Looking awesome Swen! I am learning a lot just from seeing your gestures roll by. :D Thank you!1January 26, 2017 8:00am #1769
Thanks a lot Sanne, I'm glad to hear that :).January 26, 2017 11:47am #1771
Really digging your drawings. Full of life and movement.1