Challenges

Special: You can now upload images that you would like to draw using quickposes !

Procedure

Grab something to draw! Select the type of poses you want to draw and your desired time limit.
Try to draw the essence of the pose within the time limit. The image will change after the time limit has passed.

Note: Challenges are always 20 images each session.

Make this exercise a daily habit and you will surely improve a lot !

For a special list of types go to Challenges.
For non time limit mode use Random gestures.
For gestures with time limit use Timed gestures.

You can upload your work at the official Quickposes thread on conceptart.org.

Examples

I believe Ryan Woodward is one the best artists when it comes to figurative gesture drawing.

woodward vimeo screenshot

Example

Tips

  • First focus on the mass and flow. Get the essence of the pose first, and work on details later.
  • Don't be discouraged if your results are not good. You will get better each session but it takes time and patience.
  • Analyse your mistakes and learn from them. If you do this you will improve much faster.
  • Pick your best drawing from the previous session and aim to beat that during this session.
  • Challenge yourself and choose a shorter time limit every couple of weeks.
  • Try to complete your drawing in time.
  • If you can't complete your drawing in time maybe you should change the time limit.
  • Don't think while sketching.
  • If your drawings are out of proportion try drawing the hips and backbone first.
  • Try different drawing materials like markers, ballpoints and charcoals after you get used to pencils.
  • Don't forget to have fun.