I finally got a canvas prepared to start doing some gestures in oil.

For these drawings I used a Draw This video on Youtube and paused each pose for 5 minutes, painted the gesture, then wiped the canvas down. The photos aren’t the best because I was using my phone but for these quick drawings they don’t have to be professional.

Painting gestures is almost completely different than drawing gestures. I almost exclusively use straight lines and I definitely didn’t have as much control with the brush as I do with a charcoal stick or pencil. This is great training though as I need to practice control with the brush.

I’m not sure how many more I can do of these, the canvas collects a little more paint every gesture so if I do too much it will turn into a burnt umber canvas.

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Fundamentals: Gestures In Oil
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Details

  • Session: 1938
  • Work: 1414
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 16"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
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Painting

One Response

  1. I like these. It’s very different from the charcoal drawings, but I can see the practice from the poses pays off.

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."