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.Female Gesture Pose References. by sakimichan .Female Gesture Pose References. by sakimichan
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Hey Guys Here's another reference page from me, This time about gesture drawing !
Before I start explaining I just want to say This reference page and the style behind it is stylized. Gesture drawing comes in many styles and can be about anything, but here's what gesture drawing means to me:

Gesture drawing is really about the form and the curves, the action line of a character. Anatomy is not the priority, but of course the better your knowledge in anatomy is the better proportioned your gesture drawings become. When I start a gesture drawing i try to represent the body by basic shapes such as rectangles, triangles, circles, I try to envision the main curves of the body, how does the back curve look , how does the hips curve etc. I cannot stress enough on the me it's always more awesome when a drawings has nice curves in them. Also keep in mind that tiny detailed is not the focus of gesture drawing , it's about the body as a whole. as you've noticed I did not draw the hands feet and the face that's because my priority is to defy the form and curves.
When you gesture draw keep your mind free, go with the flow of your pencil tip, curves and form.and enjoy. It should be a relaxing and fun process.

As you can see in my references, some of the anatomy is not very accurate, I wasn't really focusing on anatomy but the form and the curves.

-Have fun guys !

Also here's one of my old reference on simplifying anatomy :

Sites you can use to gesture draw : ( I suggest gesture drawings of 30 seconds, that way you force yourself to not think about anatomy or tiny details and focus more on the form and the curves)

Here's a really good journal by =squeedgemonster with really good tips and references on anatomy : [link]

Follow me on Tumblr(for lastest art work and work in progress)

wipblog-> [link]
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Bettia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are really good! I am struggling with drawing gestures at the moment, so this is very helpful - thank you :D
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
tortor13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Definitely good for perspective on great poses. Thank you!
Tenyume-Kasumi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Very useful, thank you!
MissApiphany Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Moyles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
The power of curves. I love it ♥
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
These are really awesome gestures.  Plus, in my eyes they are well proportioned.  I need to get back into gesture drawing just for fun.  Thank you so much for posting this, and keep up the good work!:thumbsup: revamp 
reiga-art Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
great reference!
Bella-Dolyna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! The women at the top looks like.... I kind of godness! Her hair! This is very helpful!
LittlebittaNeko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful reference for basic body stuff, I used this as a reference and general body base in this  image. Thankyou~
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