I’m still posting gesture drawings from some time ago. I wish I could say this was leading to something, but it’s not.
Fact is that women are more difficult to draw than men. Also, they’re easier. I don’t think there’s a better way to put it. Or maybe I’m just lazy and I always draw a goofy-looking dope for a guy and leave it at that, whereas I figure the women should be more interesting, so I work on them more. These turned out kind of slinky, but I hope not too salacious. I was not trying for sexy, though some of them are pretty naked.
Keep in mind that these are costumed gesture drawings, so I do not make the poses or the outfits up. Yes, I’m stylizing somewhat, but I’m keying off a live model.
That hip swing on the next to last one is kind of remarkable. There’s nothing naturalistic about that, nor the legs. It may be too wacky, but I like the direction of it. Lots of back poses, I just noticed. And I’m still working out tonal issues, like in the middle nudes and the sparing use of color. But there are also some honest attempts to get drapery down to a simple line, which is kind of tough for me.
The fifth one may be a repeat. Last time Pond accused me of having a thing for asses. Who’s worse, me for posting them or him for noticing?