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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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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Cool websites! :)
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
xKittyRaver 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 Traditional 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  Hobbyist 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
witit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
What colors di you use for her hair?
megadragongirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Awesome,the poses are great and still realistic in proportion :D
RougetheBat7968 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
how to you think of different poses?? I can never think of what pose to draw and what do you start by? the head? the body?
xx-darkdragon-xx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yay now I can make my angel ive been trying to work on
Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
These are gorgeous! <3 Thank you so much. This is really helpful.
CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW<3 thanks
Filipin0ka Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very helpfull! Thx!
TheDfktv Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
extremely helpful. thank you.
Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh very cool!
delespi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! Mind if I create something like this too (similar rendering), but with my own poses?
MirkAssassin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Pretty ^^
manuarts3000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
GiovannyArce Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, thank you, by the way, do you recommend trying to memorize a couple of poses every month so that way you have a library in your head to do in your sketchbooks? I'm asking this because anatomy is my debility, also, trying to visualize a lighting source from the beginning is a little bit hard to me. I often start drawing and painting and then, I remember that I don't have a light source when I'm trying to shade stuff that I can't figure it out how... is frustrating, and more when you know how to shade, paint, etc.
GiovannyArce Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh by the way, about the light source, the problem is when I'm trying to do it from my mind, when I use reference I don't have that problem. Do you think bringing 3d skills to shape a scene and use it as reference might help? the only problem with that I think is the time spend in modeling and placing the lights and rendering.
MYKProject Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can use as a basis for my drawings???? Go, say yes *w*
adi-chi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
I have incredible problems with drawing the elbow part ! -_-
vivrecrever Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you. very helpful!
cheesysheep Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! And very helpful!
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done !
aireagle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
good poses with nice background.
hoolahooooop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Ahh I'm in love with this!!
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Did you draw these traditional or digitally? Im asking just to know in wich way its better for practicing! :)
mourningbirdindy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I use one of these in my drawings? I tried one of them and I thought it turned out pretty well :3
Spillsin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style ~ soooo talented.
Sungod84 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
great reference thank you
Mel-A Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
it's Soooooooo helpful for Beginner like me!!
Inoue109 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Excellent moving and energy.Really pleasant just looking at it!
nitzanalmog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
suchiMANGOLASSI Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Useful and helpful! Thank you so much!
SweetJustABit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thank you very much for providing helpful links in your description!

I found those sites very helpful!

Thank you again!
SGR214 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
wow thank you! i was looking for some sort of template like this. You have my DEEP respect!
Scheifen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really perfect!
I'm going to try practicing off of this!

thank you for sharing! ^_^
Anevis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great poses!
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