Why Learn Gesture and Contour Drawing in School?
My first art class was at 48yrs old. I've been drawing since I was six.Gestures and contours make sense because they are head-to-toe visions of the body.
We then made gestures for one minute with different poses.
Not until we filled a newsprint sheet with multiple drawings did we begin to sketch the model.
The mind-hand connection takes time even for a professional.
We didn't spend excessive time on gestures and contours. They are not required for life drawing but assist in the warm-up.
Art for most is flow and control in unison.
|Charcoal drawing from a model in art class.|