Model poses for life drawing – Gesture Drawing Online #006

Learn how to draw gestures from a live model reference. This type of drawing is all about capturing the essence or feeling of the pose, not about getting the details right.

Start by sketching the outline of the figure. Don’t worry about the details at this point. Just get the basic proportions and structure down. Once you have a basic outline, begin to add in the details. Don’t forget to add shadows and highlights to create depth and realism. Remember to keep your drawings loose and expressive! The goal is to capture some of the model’s life force in the pose.


This video contains 20 minutes of art model references:

The Pose Plan:
5 x 1 Minute
5 x 2 Minutes
1 x 5 Minutes


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