Dynamic Drawing – Theatrical Combat Session
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Actors Kristina San, Shawn Baichoo, and sometimes Fred Nguyen come pretended to do grievous bodily harm to one another for our edification and then sit for a couple of more traditional long posses.
In this post, you’ll fine many photos from different semesters, and a series of clips I made as well to use for ongoing dynamic gesture studies.
I suggest using both to do gesture studies whenever it’s convenient for your schedule!
- Try for a practice session, sketching 1.5 minute gestures from the video.
- then 3 minute drawings starting with a gesture and adding in a few select details using patterns, hatching or wash to indicate costume and clothing drapery effect that help bring out form.
- And finally longer studies, by pausing the clips or using the photos doing full figurative drawing studies.
The first is an ensemble of 5 of the posses, in real time but just a few cycles of the combat choreography they performed. More of an overview but challenge yourself to try to get off one fast dynamic gesture drawing of each as a warm up.
The next 6 clips are each of one of the posses and one other, slowed down to half speed and looped for about 10 min each for longer studies.