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Gesture Drawing

Gesture Drawing
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This is a wonderful mini lesson in which children will learn how to make gesture drawings.

Gesture drawing is quick and spontaneous. There is no time for doodling. The more you draw, the better you get.

What You Need:

  • pencils or chalk or pastels
  • paper
  • a live model

What You Do:

Stand over your work.

Keep your eyes on the model – not on your work.

Draw what you see. Work quickly, using big, bold marks.

If you make a mistake – IGNORE it! Work over it as if it weren’t there.

Draw every day.

Gesture drawing with a live model.


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