The M/W class began its investigations of Line with Gesture Drawing. Gesture is the all encompassing, quick and spontaneous rendering of the artist's subject. Gesture drawings are NOT about capturing realism and details. Gesture drawings should exhibit energy through rephrasing edges and contours multiple times and drawing the forms as though they were transparent. We discussed the four primary gestural techniques of Line Gesture, Mass Gesture, Scribble Gesture and Mass and Line Gestures combined.
Next we made Continuous Line Drawings. These drawings should consist of one, single, long, continuous line from start to finish. It is a searching line that records the path of the eyes of the artist.
Then we made Scribble Gesture Drawings. These drawings should capture a sense of volume through overlapping, scribbled lines that suggest weight and possibly a sense of light. Drawings by Autumn La Rue, Dillon Cimino and Allen Girion respectively.