Thursday 5 May 2011

Gesture drawing

Ok people, this one is for the life drawing lovers. And if you're not one of them, and wish to be a character animator, hopefully your view will be changing.
Pixelovely's Gesture drawing is a fab tool for drawing humans, both nude and clothed, as well as animals. The clothes the models are dressed in look to be chosen to add real character to the models. The site really is pretty cool, while also replicating the settings of a classroom but offering timed exercises

A lot of the photographs are taken from Hong Ly's Character Designs website. Unfortunately, Hong Ly doesn't have a timed exercise feature, which is the beauty of the collaboration with Pixelovely. Please check it out the wealth of the material really is extraordinary. Happy sketching!!


I wanted to find a demonstration for how to do a gesture drawing and found this fab video by Matthew Archambaulton for
He really shows and explains how to capture the spirit of a pose. And use that line of action. Enjoy!