Thursday, March 26, 2015

Go Figure

Go Figure, 8x10" oil, ©Diane Mannion

Gesture Drawing

Had students take turns posing for 1, 2, and 3 minutes while we sketched each other.  Great gesture drawing practice!  Not enough time to get stuck on details.  The drawings were lively and loose.  The focus was simply capturing rhythm and action lines. 

Students used paper and pencil while I painted on canvas scraps:
Found it interesting when two sketches were on the same sheet that the figures seemed to relate to each other. 
Liked these two gestures the best.  Began to create a background.
Worked on the figures.  Not happy with this stage.
The final again.  Worth while, imaginative exercise... but time to let it go.


martine paquet said...

Interesting exercise!
The resulting painting is lovely, Diane!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Martine! Good exercise but still not happy with the painting. Time to move on, lesson learned, to the next.