Master Copy Monday | Gesture Drawing
You guys are getting a double-dose of master copy Monday, but that’s cool, hope you enjoy it. This one, like all the ones before, is gonna be different.
Recently, I came across a trove of really clean gesture drawings on Pinterest and felt I needed to replicate them.
What’s a “gesture drawing”?
A gesture drawing is a quick and simple sketch that is meant to capture the movement of the model. It’s intended to be an excercise in showcasing an artists’ knowledge of anatomy and posing. Typical gesture drawings are captured within a short time frame, usually between 1,2, or 5 minutes(sometimes 30 seconds if you really bout that life).
However, the drawings I came across were on a completely different level. In fact, I would probably call them “key frames” now that I think about it from an animator’s perspective. The trend seems to be developing sketches based off dance video tutorials. My YouTube feed is occasionally littered with these videos but I never once thought about pausing to draw the poses until I saw the results below.
Breh. Is that not dope af?! So, I saw these and thought it was about to get lit. I tried it out myself but didn’t want to commit to this level of finish. I still appreciate the raw unfinished quality of the first image much more, so I combined the two styles.
What do you think? I’m considering just adding this to my regimen. It’s super good practice for character design, reminiscent of quick studies from college. Do you watch dance videos or listen to trendy music? These poses came from a dance tutorial for Ariana Grande’s Needy. Such a good song btw.
That’s all for today!
Until next time,