1 Minute Gestures

I can't stress enough how important it is to do studies, and practice your fundamentals. Also I want to make a point that no matter what excuse you may have about doing them, just do them. Find time, even if you only have an hour! I did all these in an hour, and forced myself to only spend 1-2minutes on these. I learned a lot and found things I still have questions on. I know now what to go practice some more. Practice practice practice. Don't expect your studies to be amazing, if it's easy then you are studying wrong.

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  1. It's not the funnest thing, but totally necessary. Where do you find your images for doing studies?

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    1. http://lovecastle.org/draw/ and the link Pungy said below is great sources.

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  2. well said sir! keep doin your thing and keeping artists inspired!

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    1. Thanks shane! I was wearing a red sweater while doing these

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  3. jrbarker, if you want a site (even though it's not great) for this kind of stuff: www.artsyposes.com


    Also, this is so good for 1 minute. Anthony, would you recommend starting slow (5-10 min) or is it better to just jump straight into the 1 minute poses?

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    1. Hey Pungy, it all depends on your goal. My goal was strictly posing and gesture. Getting more comfortable with it. Spending too much time would distract me on that kind of stuff. But 5-10 minutes for me gets a bit more specific on what I'd be learning. More like tangible solutions for starting a good character body sketch with correctish anatomy and proportions. 15-25 minutes is definitely knowing anatomy seen from the surface. Like I mentioned before though. It's all up to what you want out of it. Just understand that the time thing is subjective, but is important to give yourself a time limit so you don't dick around while studying.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing, I am doing 2 minute gestures and it helps so much at getting better with gestures and figure drawing.

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