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

Figure Drawing: The Spirit of the Pose | Part 2: Gesture
Master a Dynamic Approach to Drawing the Figure Karl Gnass will introduce you to the concept of gesture or story

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Karl Gnass
Figure, Figure Drawing
Colored Pencil, Graphite, Pastel Pencil
3h 21m 21s
The Spirit of the Pose

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
Beginner / Intermediate

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