famous gesture drawing artists - gesture in context

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  • Famous Gesture Drawers

    Collected for my students.

    Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.

    Dancer by Auguste Rodin

  • Ryan Woodward, Animatior


    In his book Conte, animator Ryan Woodward illustrates his path toward seeing, then drawing the main forms, rhythms, relationships, and action of the model.

  • Ryan Woodward, Animatior


  • Ryan Woodward, Animatior


    Using Values Plus Lines is an efficient way to create shape, volume and direction.

    In Gesture drawing lines can go outside the edges of the figure.

  • http://ryanwoodwardart.com/studiowork/storyboards-and-animatics/


  • What is this drawing?

    Not once in describing the shape of that mass did I shift my eyes from the model. Why? Because I wanted to be sure that nothing evaded my grasp of it. Not a thought about the technical problem of representing it on paper could be allowed to arrest the flow of my feelings about it, from my eye to my hand. The moment I drop my eyes that flow stops.

    Auguste Rodin

  • Auguste Rodin

  • Auguste Rodin

    Earlier work by Rodin

    DE PROFUNDIS CLAMAVI1887-1888Pen and brown ink, brown ink wash, on a page from a copy of the original edition of Flowers of Evil

  • DRAWINGS in the creative process.

    Rodin was a prolific draughtsman, producing some 10,000 drawings, over 7,000 of which are now in the Muse Rodin, Paris.

    His drawings were seldom used as studies or projects for a sculpture or monument. The draughtsmans oeuvre developed in tandem with the sculptors. Although the works on paper can only be shown periodically, owing to their fragility, the role they played in Rodins art was by no means minor.

    As the sculptor himself said at the end of his life, Its very simple. My drawings are the key to my work, (Benjamin, 1910).

  • THE THINKER1903BronzeAuguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

    Why did Rodin do gesture drawings if his final works look like this?

  • https://youtu.be/JU9oaD0e7uUPicasso morphs one drawing into another.What fun. Lets try it.


  • Picassos storyboard of a bullfight

    Picasso produced a series of etchings dedicated to bullfighting in 1957.

    27 prints to illustrate the book La Tauromaquia o arte de Torear (Tauromachy or the Art of Bullfighting) by Jos Delgado, known as Pepe Illo.

    The Museu Picasso in Barcelona houses the prints.

  • Quiz

    1. Why did Rodin the sculptor create thousands of gesture drawings from the model?

    2. Describe 3 types of lines used by Ryan Woodward.

    3. Why didnt Picasso stop drawing when he make the fish character?

    4. Draw yourself in the style of one of these artists.

  • Works Cited

    Picasso, Pablo



    Rodin, Auguste


    Woodward, Ryan