This video shows how to do quick gesture drawings of animals, using Eadweard Muybridge’s book, Animals in Motion, as a reference to show believable action and movement.
Technique explored in this video are how to capture the most important essentials of the animal as quickly as possible, while creating a compelling sense of structure and movement at the same time. Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster lead the demo.
This video is also week 2 of our Drawing Basics Track.
Timed Drawing Videos
Use our timed drawing exercises videos, which play 2 min. poses of animals for 1 hour. Draw along as each 2 min. pose plays with a timer you can see throughout the video.
- Gesture Drawing
- Anatomy of Animals
- Showing movement in animals
- Drawing texture on animals
- Eadweard Muybridge’s animal photos
- Using an anatomical chart of animals as a reference
- Wacom Cintiq’s features
- Cintiq vs. iPad
- Cintiq’s surface
- Size of Cintiq 22
- Cintiq’s advantages
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