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The gesture of people

Let’s look at some humans and see where the study of gesture takes us!

The center line runs down the center of the body.

The gesture of people | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own stories

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.

The gesture of people | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own storiesThe gesture of people | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own stories

Even a standing figure has a gesture. When the body is at rest, it isn’t a straight line. Weight gets distributed comfortably.

The gesture of people | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own stories

Of course, if you want to see dynamic action come into your work, the more angles and motion, the better!

The gesture of people | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own stories

—By Scoble

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