|Ink Sketch by Shiro Ninja|
Lately Zer07 and I have been on a gesture drawing kick. Gesture drawing is a great method to develop the ability to quickly draw different poses, which is really helpful for animation. We found a great website called Pixelovely, which has a huge archive of photos. It allows you to have your own private figure drawing sessions. You can customize nude or clothed models (or both), and you can set a timer for when you want the image to change. There's even an option for animals! The nice thing about using these photos is that you're sometimes given very dynamic shots like this jumping dancer guy, and animators definitely need to be able to draw dynamic poses!
|Ink Sketch by Zer07|
Below are some of our 1 minute gesture drawings:
|Shiro Ninja Gestures|
Now there are no excuses. Get drawing!