Yay! Graphite pencils! And I decided to do several gesture drawings and warm up pencil drills for this one, as I own a lot of 2B, HB, normal #2 pencils, and mechanical pencils. It would have gotten quite repetitive to make general abstract lines with all of them. Especially given it’s all the same grey color.
Not that I didn’t do a few sheets of plainer mark making – though even then, I choose a few classic drawing drills with ellipses and lines, compared to the more intuitive drawings I’ve been doing with the other mediums.
I had a lot of fun drawing very loose and carefree with most of the gesture drawings below. I could tell when there were times I was still too tense, worried more about proportion and having the figure look “good” rather than feeling the motion of a given pose or facial expression.
For reference I utilized a couple resources:
- Pexels – searching “Action pose”
- Pinterest– searching “Action pose photography” (without the word photography, a lot of fine art gesture drawings came up in the results)
- Line of Action, which is great for timed gesture drawing practice.
Tonight I splurged and ordered take out pizza, yay! 😀 Then Ricky and I went to pick up a grocery delivery, but there was a mix up and they’ll have it ready for us tomorrow instead, ah well. It’s already getting to be close to 9pm and I still need to call my mom back. Still hoping to get a little more drawing in and maybe read some more of And All Between.
Til next time.