These 2 charcoal gesture drawings were created in 1999 in a figure drawing class. They are about 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall. Each drawing was completed in less than 30 seconds in order to capture the movement and lines in the model’s pose. This technique is reinforced by limiting the time spent on each drawing, and using broad sweeping gestures with the charcoal. The body structure, stance, movement, and proportions of the model are quickly assessed as soon as the charcoal hits the page. Also, the charcoal was kept on the page as much as possible in order to find lines, shapes, and movement that more restrained techniques may miss in the art.

Charcoal Gesture Drawing

Gesture Drawing with Charcoal

Charcoal Gesture Drawings