Through a series of timed gesture drawing exercises, students’ and their partners posed for each other in order to draw the human form with charcoal. Students practiced their hand-eye coordination with emphasis on form and shape rather than small details. Each sketch was timed; 10 seconds, 25 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute and two minutes. After the lesson, the class discussed the process of drawing the form as it related to how much information they could draw in a defined amount of time. Students then practiced drawing more detailed sketches of the human form in action poses.
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