Figure Drawing: The Spirit of the Pose | Part 2: Gesture

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this new series, figure drawing instructor, Karl Gnass, will show you how to draw an entire figure through his five crucial stages: Gesture, Formulation, Anatomy, Light and Tone, and Aesthetics. In this lesson, Karl will show you “how to tell a story” through gesture. He will then describe how to establish the feeling of the pose as well as showing you how to draw through and around the forms.


    • Conté Crayon – Sanguine
    • Digital Tablet
    • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – Indianthrene Blue
    • CarbOthello Pencil – Prussian Blue
    • Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil – Black
    • Seth Cole Heavy Ledger Paper
    Georg HasenoehrlGeorg Hasenoehrl
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    Thanks for the video. First thought was: Because from other gesture methodes I am used more C,S and i curves, I thought that looks like an extended stickfigure. But I think with that type of gesture and the 8 heads of the body you get all on the paper very quick. My questions are:

    • How do you get so expressive lines? What warm up should I make? I am drawing digital on wacom tablet or ipad tablet.
    • How do you get the proportion of the torso right? do make some kind of meassurement or triangulation?

    Thank you 🙂

    Best regards, George from Austria.

    Steven Ulises
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    Just finished with the first section of the course, I like Karl’s technique a lot haha! Either way, here’s some gesture skecthes I made.

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