Our task this week was to explore using the ‘line of action’ in our work in order to better improve our exaggeration of gesture and form within life drawing class. I had recently been reading ‘sketching People: Life Drawing Basics – By Jeff Mellem and in this he stresses the importance of not only building gesture up through a series of fluid lines, but to also create a routine of how to approach life drawing so it will lead to less hesitation to start working. “Gesture allows you to quickly convey what your subject is doing. It gives
a solid foundation so that when the drawing is further developed the figure
maintains a fluid, orchestrated rhythm. If this foundation is weak, the final
drawing will be, too. I cannot overemphasise the importance of this stage
of the drawing. ” (Mellem 2009) I repeatedly tried to replicate this process, by drawing these figures, starting off with the line of action, I think I’m slowly starting to ease into a routine and I hope this process can improve my work with further repetition.
- Mellem, Jeff. “Sketching People – Life Drawing Basics”. N.p., 2009. Web. 21 June 2017.