Gesture and Structure

I guess you could say this 25-minute drawing from last night's open studio is neither a gesture or structure drawing. But it is the result of thinking a lot about these two aspects of figure drawing. I'm trying to use gesture to draw the whole connected figure instead of doing it part-by-part, and I'm trying to use construction to put form into the drawing and place parts of the anatomy properly. Trust me, it's really hard. The construction part I get better than the gesture part.
I've been searching the corners of the internet for help with gesture drawing, and I've found a lot, but little that works for me. The best source so far is Hope Railey (, whose gesture drawings are great.


By kencrocker

Fine artist; graphic artist; draughtsman; digital artist

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