Gesture Drawing with a Sumi Brush
Gesture is the sense of movement of the pose. A gesture drawing is a quick summary of the pose, sensitive to its stresses and masses, and the way they cooperate to maintain the model's balance. The artist disregards line and value and instead draws the way the pose feels. Gesture drawing is something like a dance, in which the artist expresses empathy using personal, abstract marks. This exercise will use a sumi brush and very black sumi ink.