Sketches and Gestures from Life - #1

These are the first of many sketches that I have done from life over the past month.  My commercial figure drawing class regularly went to the library to make gestures of the people there.  We use a simplified tube-and-block version of the human figure to get the main gesture of the pose.  It is important to be quick.  You never know when someone is going to move, which is why it is also important to use memory to finish many of the poses. librarysketches1 librarysketches2