Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The role of gesture
What is posted here is an exercise I did with both my Humber and Seneca College students in which we started with a 20 minute study of a skeleton. It was followed by 10, 5, 2 and 1 minute studies of the same skeleton. In each the focus would be to reduce the drawing to the essentials for the allowable time.
In the end the purpose was to show them that regardless of the length of time allowed, the drawings began the same way, but just allowing for more work to be done.
I suggest the same exercise for anyone wishing to understand what is truly essential for the start of any drawing, regardless of subject or time.