February 2nd, 2009


Drawing Lesson - Gestures

 In art, a gesture drawing communicates the emotion, movement, action and storytelling.  It should not focus on details such as faces and fingers.  It can also "block in" the major elements in the composition.

Gesture drawing of "Paris Being Admitted to Helen's Bedchamber" by Jacob de Backer.  I can't find a print of the original on-line.  

Gesture drawing of "Mythological Scene" by Dosso Dossi:

Original painting