My good buddy Win Leerasanthanah asked me to write an article on Gesture Drawing for ASIFA - The international association for film and animation.
Gesture drawing is a physical and mental experience, as real as the air we breathe.Figure drawing can be used to learn a multitude of things – forms, shapes, volume, perspective, anatomy, staging, composition, caricature, straights against curves, lighting and so many other ideas. Gesture drawing at its best is very subjective to the artist and should be treated as an outlet for immediate representation of your experience at that split second. It is about jotting down your reaction to the subject matter rather than copying what you see in front of you. Without that sincerity in expressing your experience, the drawings would be life-less and might not evoke the necessary emotion in the viewer.
Self-Expression versus Perfection
If you’re very much in control of the movement, by too much control you’re concerned about the execution. ” -Bruce LeeOne of the things that helped me realize the importance of self-expression was while listening to a Bruce Lee interview where he talks about martial arts: “If you’re very much in control of the movement, by too much control you’re concerned about the execution. ” The same...
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