Friday, November 20, 2009

What is gesture?

A lot of people have a lot of different ideas when it comes to gesture. I'm not going to be arrogant and say this is the best approach. the truth is, you should just take the approach that is the most enjoyable to you. For me, I like to find a nice simple shape that all the lumps sit on and flow into.

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The Ivanator said...

If you open a Radford art school, I'll go.

Thanks for sharing!

marco's blog said...

huh. i've never seen that large shape gesture, do you actually draw that in every time or do you just think about that? i always have seen people start at like your 3rd step, i've never heard of starting with such a large shape, but it makes sense. thanks for posting these
ps- will you be out in o.c. for the holidays?

rad sechrist said...

Ivan, thanks, if I ever teach a class, I'll let you know. I'd be more likely to teach a storyboard class though.

Marco, I actually do start like that a lot. Or at least the second step. I try to think from the biggest ideas down. If I can get one line from head to toe, I take that over separate pieces. In really short poses, sometimes I don't have time. For instance if I'm sketching at a coffee shop and people are moving. But I find I've done it enough that I see that shape and cut out from it in my head.

LFW said...

cool, that is an interesting way to do it, for me personally, I just use a combo of line of action/ composition/ silohette to get my poses down, but whatever works, defintiely

I like your take on it

cheers to you


Lubomir said...

Rad, I love your work man! Very appealing and have a new fan. Thanks for stopping by my table, it was great to chat!

Patrick Ballesteros said...

Good stuff Rad! How have you been?


rad sechrist said...

Hey Patrick, good to hear from you. I've been fine and you?

tiffannysketchbook said...

very interesting concept. i'll give it a try! thank you!