Sara E. Thomas
Students will capture motion through gesture drawing.
Students will draw the figure in proportion.
Students will begin to understand foreshortening.
Large paper, markers (so students cannot erase) and examples of gesture drawing.
1. We will review Cezanne's basic geometric shapes and how to draw them.
2. As a class we will break the human figure down into each of Cezanne's basic shapes. I will have a student volunteer draw each part.
3. I will ask a student to pose in mid--action (mid--kick or throwing a punch, etc.) and then walk students through doing a gesture drawing step by step. I will demonstrate and they will follow along. I will constantly be asking leading questions about comparing how different parts of the body are in relation to one another. (What is the highest thing you see? Where is the elbow in relation to the head? How much of the leg can you see? If you can only see the thigh and not the lower leg, only draw what you see! etc.)
4. Students will continue doing gesture drawings while a volunteer or I poses for about 30 seconds for each pose. I will walk around as students are working and ask them questions about their gesture drawings.
Students should do at least five practice gesture drawings from pictures or through friends posing.