Beginner Figure Drawing (2 of 10) – MOVEMENT, GESTURE

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This lesson is about lines of movement – key to achieving expressive and dynamic drawings of figures and for gesture drawing. We present a great exercise you can do everyday to help build your eye’s ability to see lines of movement (similar to lines of action and gestural lines) and your arm’s ability to boldly capture them.

This is part of our free step by step course – life drawing tutorials designed to give you a structured series of exercises, tips, techniques and lessons that will build your confidence drawing the human body. There’s so much to learn at once, so we want to support you through the early stages.

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