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Art Theory : Gesture: why you should love your art history teachers (and dead people)
Another actual art relevant post ( I swear I’m actually good at this stuff…)
Gesture drawing/painting (honestly..I consider them the same thing) is one of those again mysterious things that some how ends up looking good in the end, and to that average person is like magic. BUT, much like the rest of art, gesture is 50% science 50% practice.
“what someone invented gesture!?”
That’s right Timmy! Sometime around 400bc people decided that really stiff sculpture looked kinda lame
but it is still my favorite ever, and shifted a statues weight on one side, causing the rest of the figure to follow suit. After this a whole ton of stuff cropped up in western art and started a wave of naturalistic sculpture and art. So tada! gesture! (Joe Basile probably wants to hit me right now) If you are struggling with it, don’t worry! People didn’t always think of gesture as obvious, and like most aspects of art, you tend to have to think of each and every aspect as you move along from sketch to final piece!
In short, Gesture
From this point forward I’m going to suggest you practice drawing either batman, or a large bird for fun! (i suggest batman just because he makes amazing sassy poses, and can be very emotive if you do it right!)
(readmore! Gifs, and batman!)