Gestural Drawing

There are many ways to translate the observed on to paper without being representative. Gestural drawing does not set out to create a facsimile of the object, but tries instead to suggest its essential feeling; it is concerned

_The thickness and weight of the outer lines suggest solidity of form.

with the process of drawing itself as much as the subject depicted. Perhaps the best analogy is to visualize describing the object with your hands as you talk — your gestures are akin to those you make when gesture drawing.

_The thickness and weight of the outer lines suggest solidity of form.

Ink applied with a brush is a free medium well suited to these gestural drawings of everyday household objects.

The economy of quick structural lines evokes the transparency of this object.

Ink applied with a brush is a free medium well suited to these gestural drawings of everyday household objects.

Quick and deliberate marks clearly define the shape of the scissors.

Quick and deliberate marks clearly define the shape of the scissors.

The economy of quick structural lines evokes the transparency of this object.

Deft lines and blocks of ink unite strong forms and rhythmic patterns.
Freehand Sketching An Introduction

Freehand Sketching An Introduction

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