October 11, 2007

Index Card Gestures

Did some exercises starting with a random gesture line and then developed it into whatever made sense. Focusing on gesture first is helping so much to bring more life into drawings. It also helped my focus to keep it simple by just using ballpoint pen on index cards.



and here with some color...

4 comments:

he said said...

At least we know your perspective kicks butt. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are really great!! They post very well! What is a gesture line?

iandale said...

Anonymous -
A gesture is like a simple sketch that captures the essence of a character or pose. A gesture can be as simple as a curved line that shows the overall flow of motion, which can then be drawn on top of with more detail later. It's important to get the gesture right from the start, because you can always add on to a good foundation, but if the gesture isn't right, then no amount of detail will make up for it!

Here's one example

and a more detailed article.

pinkslppr said...

WoW! I just came across your work looking for halloween characters to make into cake! What great work you do! But best of all as I went to your site (because your work is so good) I found out you are a Christian. A brother in Christ. You are very talented. God Bless.