Gesture Drawing of Animals: Colored Pencil & Photoshop

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.

Video Walkthrough

  • 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
Muybridge Animals: Gesture Drawing

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