Greater Hand-Eye coordination via greater physical awareness and control
For a long time i’ve enjoyed trying to sketch at live shows, readings, cafe’s and parks, Plein Air sketching is a joy, and a fantastic way to learn and stretch yourself.
If the marks we make are just random, we would not have art. Just a mess. Modeled drawings can be Gestures, made of Continuous Lines. It creates a very distinctive stylistic difference, if your drawings do or don’t use Contours. But Identifying each and learning them separately lets us be conscious of their individual traits; intentional about how we combine them; or if we choose to do so at all.
Regular practice and the refinement of form are core aspects of Dynamic Drawing. Without it you will not get much out of simply attending a few classes and drawing very little or with little structure and intention the rest of the time. Remember to approach the work as study. Don’t worry about how good the end […]
Posted here are two pages here from The Natural Way To Draw by Kimon Nicolaides. I recommend it, it’s a complete study guide including exercises & assignments! I own a copy today as does the school, I suggest taking a look at it. Nicolaides laid the ground work for a lot of ideas people use in art instruction today, […]
In Dynamic Drawing one of the core ideas is the best way to learn to draw quickly with a fluid line and get greater control, is to spend time just practicing that! Here’s a few clips of me demoing the technique a little, and how to go on to apply it as a stage in your […]
Mike Mattesi has a fantastic take on capturing a dynamic line and form in his work and great notes to accompany his examples. The book is well worth owning! I’m just missing the middle child in his main trilogy myself. Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators, and Force: Animal Drawing: Animal locomotion and design concepts for animators are currently being read […]
The combination of musical rhythm and a moving subject that tends to move in predictable and interesting ways makes doing live studies of musicians an entertaining way to learn about body language and rhythm. Adam Cantor modeled for us, and returned with guests Russell Simco on the fiddle, and band mate Jonathan Furze on guitar.
Moving bodies for moving lines “You should draw not what the thing looks like, not even what it is, but what it is doing…Gesture has no precise edges, no forms. The forms are in the act of changing. Gesture is movement in space.” ― Kimon Nicolaides This page is a gallery of clips embeded from […]
Actors Kristina San and Shawn Baichoo came and pretended to do grievous bodily harm to one another for our edification and then sat for a couple of more traditional long posses. This post is of a series of clips and photos to use for ongoing dynamic gesture studies.