The essence of our conversation had to do with how its more important to capture the gesture , spirit, energy and life of a pose, than to get all the details. Its better to have a messy drawing that's full of energy and life, than a neat one that's very stiff and boring. That being said, aim to draw loose, fast and gestural.
What makes a good drawing?
- Line of Action
- Variety of Shapes: S,M,L
- Decide on a focal point
- Avoid Parallels, instead use Straights vs Curves
- Keep the negative space interesting
- Always flip your drawing to reveal its weak spots
With all these thought still fresh in my mind, I went off to the Art Students League for a quick sketch session...