Prep to Teach Gesture Drawing

IMG_8775_Taylor-Schmidt_GestureDrawing_Poster01I am getting ready to teach a gesture drawing workshop for the Central Pennsylvania Art Alliance in October. This is one of my posters useful in talking to a class about the concepts involved.

Gesture is the Tai Chi of Drawing –

Sensing the energy in the scene and incorporating that movement, emotion, vibrance to a piece of art that contour or geometric drawing techniques can never do. I love to begin a drawing using a smudged gesture drawing and then build the remainder on that sculptural form, giving the piece so much liveliness. Smudging first takes away that awful blank page fear, too. Try it; you’ll like it.

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