Friday, February 24, 2012
A Gesture Drawing Lesson with Second Graders
I passed out laminated pictures of head to toe figures from magazines. After demonstrating a one minute gesture drawing, (I brought in a timer) the students gave it a try. We used a black crayon for the lightly drawn gesture drawing--stressing to capture only the action of the figure--no details--a quick, almost scribble of a drawing to capture the action and to place the figure on the paper. They really did a great job understanding the gesture drawing process. We drew a timed gesture, three times, trading pictures between each. They chose the one they liked best, to draw in details with a black marker.