Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Back to Gesture Class!

First day of the new term with Mark was 15Feb11 and wow did we start off with a fantastic model! Poses were 1 min and 3 mins. Luckily the night before class I tried out some 30sec poses from an online Gesture Drawing Tool. It helped to give myself the illusion that the 1min poses were longer.

1 min

3 min +
(some I refined a bit more before moving on to the next pose)

* These were done using a Black China Marker and a Prang Charcoal Pencil *

Update:
In the comment section there was a question about a figure drawing database of images with the same model in different poses. The only one I can think of is, Character Designs: An Artist Resource - 39 Photosets.

If you know of any other online Figure Drawing resources feel free to share!

42 comments:

N.Hall said...

most excellent :D

Lovejoy said...

Lovely gestures. And thanks for the link! I will definitely use that.

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Very nice, Kendra!

Gabby Zapata said...

I looove your gestures. I always look forward to your posts :D!

Erik Johnson said...

Hm. Looks great, but the thing is, I use gesture tool quite often for my own warmup sketches and end up getting a random assortment of poses of completely different models, poses and costumes. Yet the sketches I see here seem to be consistent.

Is there some sort of setting that will allow me to view the same model in many different poses rather than jumping from one model to a completely different one that I'm just not aware of?

Kendra Melton said...

Nat: thanks :D

Chris: thanks, and you're welcome

Megan: Thanks!

Gabby: aw you're too sweet, thanks for the support :]

Erik: Sorry if I wasn't clear. All of these were done from life with a costumed model. I did warm ups the night before the class using the gesture drawing tool, but I didn't post any of those drawings.

But if you are looking for a photoset database with images of the same model in multiple poses you can check out

Character Designs: An Artist Resource (39 Photosets)
http://www.characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=photosets

If you would still like to use a timer you could download the images, put them in a folder, and then view them in a slide-show or put them in a timed powerpoint

Pablo said...

These are all fantastic Gestures Kendra. Lots of life in all of them in such a short time. I can't believe Marks class started up already. Ugggg! I keep missing it.

Mauricio said...

These are awesome :)

Matt J said...

Excellent!

Viv said...

Fantastic as always, Kendra!!! :) Thank for the reminder – I'm gonna follow your lead & post mine too. Sooo happy to take this class with you – thanks for recommending it! See you soon :)

chengwhich said...

these are great! i still got to post mine from last semester...:P

Ely'sa Castro said...

OHHHH fantastic work and characters!! (le agregaré a mis links en cuanto pueda! :)

anuj anand said...

I love all your posts Kendra! you are awesome. LOVE IT>

Nate Villanueva said...

lovely gestures.

Marcos Mateu said...

Very nice Kendra!

Kendra Melton said...

Pablo: I'm sure there will be another class soon enough, and I will probably take that one as well. I love it :] (oh and thanks!)

Mauricio: Thanks

Matt: Thanks! love what you've been cranking out at your gesture sessions as well. Great inspiration!

Viv: Thanks love, your stuff has been improving soo much each class, you're leaving me in the dust. I need to step up my game :D

Davin: haha thanks, yea you need to get on that. Especially the ones from last class. Amazing stuff, seriously.

Ely'sa Castro: Thank you so much

Anuj: aw, too kind, thank you :]

Nate: Thank you

Marcos: Thanks!

Stéphane Kardos said...

Very nice meeting you at the show on Saturday Kendra!
Great work!

Mark Montague said...

Brilliant character studies

Kendra Melton said...

Stephane: thanks, It was great to meet you too! Hopefully I'll see you around. You guys were too funny :]

Mark: Thanks!

Marcelo Vignali said...

I'm just surprised your pencils didn't burst into flames! You know, it's dangerous drawing that fast.

david benzal said...

Nice work here!!
The best!
Greetings.

Melissa Kojima said...

Hey Kendra, amazing sketches! Your 1 mins are great! Love seeing your work!

KATia Grifols said...

So cool work!! I love the gesture and the clothing!

Kt

Kendra Melton said...

Moe: haha, there was a little smoke but no flame :P

David: Thanks!

Mel: Thanks missy :]

Katia: Thank you

Dustin d'Arnault said...

Thats insane I was just looking at your work when you left me a comment! esp? I think so! Work is Looking outstanding! How are things?

Ramona said...

I am absolutely in love with all of these! The fabric looks beautiful! I think my favourite is on the top 3 min pose page, the girl in the corner, sitting down! She is gorgeous!

Karl said...

These are fantastic and your blog is chock full of artsy goodness. Seriously great work.

jim said...

amazing!! bravo

Eduardo Avenir II said...

Hi Kendra, I was just checking my extremetracking statistics page on my blog and it showed that you gave me a shout on your twitter feed, thanks so much! I really appreciate it and it pushes me to update soon!

Out of curiosity who was the coworker that mentioned me?

Eduardo Avenir II said...

And I forgot to mention that your blog is lovely and I shall be following your art from now on =) Its a shame we didn't meet up during one of the sketch crawls while I was in LA, I only attended the LA Zoo meet but my coworker and I arrived later than the meetup time so we just went along doing our thing.

Kendra Melton said...

Dustin: hey thanks man. things are well, I'm working at a place here in LA called Titmouse Inc. It's a lot of fun, and I'm really enjoying it. Hope all is well in TX!

Ramona: Thanks!

Karl: Aw, too kind, thanks much!

Jim: thanks

Eduardo: Haha, that's a handy alert system. I've never tried it. Maybe I should look into it. My coworker is Trevor Spencer (plug: http://trevorspencer.blogspot.com/ :P). Thanks so much for the kind comment. I'm actually the coordinator for the LA branch of SketchCrawl. If you're ever back in town for one of the crawls you'll have to let me know and we can put faces to names. Thanks for stopping by :]

Eduardo Avenir II said...

Ah good to know, Trevor and I went to school together! We were both at 6point Harness earlier this year. Thanks again for the plug, and please say hi to Trev for me. Will you be attending CTN expo 2011?

Kendra Melton said...

Wouldn't miss it! I love CTN!!

Heather Sybil Chavez said...

love these

mikecarloooyeah said...

Damn! you're designs are awesome! I need to learn how to draw. Great work.

pbcbstudios said...

great drawings!

abhishek singh said...

lovely studies, your lines, flow and structure keeps evolving with each post:)

Kendra Melton said...

Heather: Thanks!

Mike: Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my stuff, much appreciated. Hope animation is going well on MC over in NY :]

Paul: Thanks for checking out my work. :]

Abhishek: Thanks so much, it's a long process but an enjoyable one

I PROMISE I will post something new soon. I have a huge stack of drawings accumulating on my desk that need scanning. Thanks everyone for all of your support!

Paul Shardlow said...

Very nice, very strong, very funny.

A.C. Braxton said...

So fluid! I love it!

Bill N. said...

Awesome work, Kendra. So impressed! I know youyour dad is proud. As he should be....

Kendra Melton said...

Wow, thank you so much everyone for the incredible response on these gestures. Thanks for the support! THANK YOU! :D