Gestures

Due Thursday, 9/29

In preparation for our trip to the Cumberland Fair, please do the following assigment:

Look here for the skinny on gesture drawings(there are probably tons of sites; choose another if you would like.) Also read the Nicolaides handout (to be returned when you are finished, unless you wish to keep it as a reference).

In this assignment please focus on Gestures of animals, capturing the essence of what the animal is DOING, the action.
1. Make ten gesture drawings of animals, each taking no longer than one minute (time yourself).
2. Make two gesture drawings that you take further, with an emphasis on proportion of the animal you are drawing, for at least 15 minutes each.

  • Please use a blunt pencil or marker, which will allow your hand to flow across the page.
  • Use as many pages as you need, but try to fit more than one gesture on each page.