Here are my latest gesture studies in 3min per gesture sessions (from www.quickposes.com). I really like figure drawing and want to improve in it, I’m still quite a beginner and I have to say gestures have been quite a tough subject for me for a while now, I’ve tried several different approaches, the first image shows my current approach which I prefer the most (I started with large shading brush for general gesture and then add some more details if there’s time and I want to with smaller brush, currently I’ve got a new pen display which supports tilt which I love - tilt was used in the first image only as that’s my latest gesture session.
I do gestures pretty much on a daily bases now and when I don’t know what to do or when I’m warming up, I really enjoy it (though it freaking pains me how bad I still am with it ). I can see improvements fro my first time gestures I did a year ago so happy with that but I’d appreciate some advice if there are others who do gestures, especially if you have some of your own which I could check, I really appreciate going through other people’s gestures, studying and appreciating them.
I can definitely tell sometimes I get off with proportions I’ll be honest in the 3 mins sessions I pay attentions to proportions but not to a details and sometimes I just miss it focusing on some parts of the gesture.
When drawing a figure from gesture I correct the proportions before advancing forward, so I’m aware of it and working on it.
Also the first image the guy in the middle, that one is horrible, like really horrible but that is also something I made so it’s there .
The biggest problems I have is neutral poses in full front and full side view, when there is nothing happening I have big troubles finding out a gesture in it and I’m still looking for a better way how to approach it.
Thank you very much and sorry for long text, I’m still working on finding a more decisive way to give some basis for the critiques about my process and the result you can see.
EDIT: My final goal is to utilize gestures for comic (manga) style drawings.