gesture3 Assignment #3 from “Drawing Lab: A Fun and Silly Art Kit Hi today! In Lab #3 of this kit I have you drawing your pets with a classic drawing exercise, Gesture Drawings. These are even faster drawings than the one-liners from yesterday, and are meant to capture “movement” or “the essence” of your drawing subject. Since you’ve already seen our cat Natalie, I did these gesture drawings while watching a TED Talk by Isaac Mizrahi: Fashion and Creativity (you should watch it, too!). These drawings were all done in 30 seconds or less, and I spent almost all of my time looking at the Mr. Mizrahi (and very little time looking at my paper). gesture1 gesture2 Gesture drawings train your eyes to see and your eyes and hands to work together. But the main point of this exercise, I think, is to underscore that drawing is as much about how something FEELS as it is about how something LOOKS. * * * Leave a comment above (click the “# comments” link on the top right) for your chance to win a copy of the new “Drawing Lab Kit!” International entries welcome. 😀  Today’s winner will be picked at 6pm PST Thursday, 11/20.  Today’s winner is #100, Lani! Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 9.48.35 PMkitbannerblogHere is the blog schedule. Come back each day for a chance to win! (And please tell your friends!) Sunday 11/16 – First Day Giveaway!  Winner picked! (Victoria) Monday 11/17 – Cats in Bed  Winner picked! (Marcie) Tuesday 11/18 – One-Liners Winner picked! (Dawn) Wednesday 11/19 – Gesture Drawings Winner picked! (Lani) Thursday 11/20  – Picasso Dogs Winner picked! (Michaele) Friday 11/21 – Index Card Multiples Winner picked! (Denise) Saturday 11/22 – 100 Faces Project Winner picked! (Anne) Sunday 11/23 – Coffee Shop Drawings Winner picked! (Lynn) Monday 11/24 – Blind Contours Winner picked (Monica) Tuesday 11/25 – Last Giveaway Day! Winner picked! (Merrie Jo) And for all the news, including new tutorial and class announcements, giveaways and more, sign up for my NEWSLETTER here!