Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gesture Drawing: Figures in Action

All kinds of artists use gesture to tell us something about the subjects they are drawing or painting.

                                                     Gestures can be relaxed and graceful:
Art by Vincent Van Gogh

Art by Edgar Degas

Gestures can be action packed:

Art by JC Leyendecker

Art by Joe Madureira

Animators use gesture drawing skills to show us how characters are feeling:

Art by Disney Animator Ollie Johnston

Art by Disney Animator Glen Keane