This is an update post to the Welcome to Gesture drawing hell 101 that I posted quite a few years ago. I’ll add some new sites and remove some sites that don’t exist anymore.
Here are my resources:
I just found this one a few weeks ago. Whats good here is you can do a hands, head or even feet session along with the regular full bodied gesture poses (clothed or not clothed).
This a Youtube channel offering videos of models in timed poses. I find this helpful because you can see the model move and sort of see the muscles under the skin. Also there is a link to their web site where you can find a archive of photos model posing, which can be helpful when you need or are looking for that certain pose for a project.
Stan Prokopenko, he’s an artist and art teacher. He has created a site with an insane amount of free and pay-for information, including great instruction videos, explaining gesture drawing and how to get started gesture drawing. If your new to gesture drawing look here first. Also many videos covering the head, nose, ear and mouth definitely worth taking a look.
The models that they used are not real people. Some people contest that the anatomy isn’t right, by some of the models. But I find the site good for gesture training. It’s also possible to load different “models” and turn them to the view that you want them. This is handy when you’re working on something and you don’t have a human reference handy, one can find something similar to the pose that you need and use it as reference, very handy. The advantage this site has is there is no nudity; one can slip in a gesture drawing session at work without worrying if your colleagues or boss “happens” to look what you’re doing.
Very cool site, loads of models, (nudes and clothed).
If you know of any cool or other similar sites please leave a comment.
So, get out your pencils and paper, turn off your thoughts.