Figure Abstract: Summary
This project will use contour figure studies from class observation. Make at least 5 contour studies of parts of the figure to whole body studies. No shading is to be used and only line to describe the details of the figures. Overlap the drawings by using tracing paper. It will give you an abstracted look. Three or more contours with a colored pencil will be used for the shapes created by the overlapping figures.
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Practice figure drawing. Talk about how to do a gesture drawing. Get together in small groups of four and have one person pose per session. The other three students in the group will draw the person posing from observation.
What is gesture drawing?
A gesture drawing is work of art defined by rapid execution. Typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 30 seconds, or as long as 2 minutes. Gesture drawing is often performed as a warm-up for a life drawing session.