The gesture of humans
In the previous Drawing tip, we looked at the gesture in some animals and in a tree. Now, let’s look at humans and see where the study of gesture takes us!
The center line runs down the center of the body.
Intersecting lines on a human are shoulders and hips.
Drop in some circles, and the figure should start to emerge with a fair amount of action in it.
Even a standing figure has a gesture. When the body is at rest, it isn’t a straight line. Weight gets distributed comfortably.
Of course, if you want to see dynamic action in your drawing, look for angles and motion!