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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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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~
GlitchedSky Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm jealous I can't even get a final draft of my art to look that good.
Bravo my dear, I love all of your art, especially your Fenris!
mirmzy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love all of your anatomy drawings :3
Sunfoyu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Im new t digital art and Im trying to get better at female proportions and art in general thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
How wonderful work.
AdilShahKhan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work :)

MMHinman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really cool. i usual need help with different gestures of poses for my girls i think this would help^^
great gallery btw!!!XD
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