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Gesture Drawing: How to Draw Cats with Colored Pencils & Markers

00:27 Gesture drawings aren’t glamorous
00:52 Pitt pens & colored pencils
01:21  Faber-Castell colored pencils
01:50 Sharpening colored pencils
02:45 Lauryn’s cats Tor & Spicy
03:06 Big shapes to small shapes
03:49 Drawing moving figures
04:22 Major masses
04:40 Bony landmarks
05:26 Capturing Tor’s character
06:48 Drawing across the form

07:45 Paper for gesture drawing
09:35 Faber-Castell Pitt pens
10:12 Blind contour drawing
10:48 Blocking in colors
11:36 Proportions
13:01 Drawing patterns
13:39 Progress in drawings
14:38 Being bold & confident
15:12 A longer drawing
15:48 Critiquing Prof Lieu’s drawings
17:10 Drawing efficiently

19:08 Gesture drawing is a process
19:31 Drawing from photos vs. life
20:10 Looking at drawings from history
20:34 Ingres’s drawings
20:55 Bonnard’s drawings
21:20 Critiquing Lauryn’s drawings
21:58 Lines in drawing
23:09 Teaching gesture drawing
25:09 Learning how to see
26:40 Bloopers

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Materials provided by Legion Paper 
& Faber-Castell


Draw quick gesture sketches of cats from life.

Core Ideas

Gesture, Structure, Proportions, Drawing from Life


Legion Paper: Stonehenge Colors
Legion Paper: Stonehenge Light Paper
Legion Paper: Stonehenge White Paper
Legion Paper: Stonehenge Warm White Paper
Art Supplies: Utility Knife
Art Supplies: Faber-Castell Artist Pitt Pens, Black
Art Supplies: Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Sepia
Art Supplies: Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens Set, Multicolor
Art Supplies: Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Magnus Watercolor Pencils

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