Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gesture drawing with Mark McDonnell

I've found that practicing gesture drawing really helps me improve the design of poses in my animation, and is very useful for planning my scenes. That, and I still just love drawing! I stumbled across this tutorial video from Mark McDonnell about warming up for gesture drawing, and I think there's some really useful information in here for animators. I especially like how he takes the live model's poses and changes them to make them clearer, and how he talks about the importance of energy over draftsmanship. Mark has a whole YouTube channel here.


  1. Thanks for posting this Victor! It reminded me so much how getting the energy of the poses is more important to establish way before getting caught up in draftsmanship...great kick in the pants!

    Cheers, N

  2. Yeah, Mark is awesome.

  3. These are awesome Victor. A really nice compliment to his fabulous book on gesture drawing as well.

  4. LOVED THIS!!!!!

    THANKS!!! I love your blog Victor. Please continue!