How can we show movement in art?

Using the elements of art, line, color, shape.

In your figure, what kind of shapes did you use?
How is it the same or different from others?
Who are the characters in your gesture drawing? 
What are your figures doing and why?

Why does an artist create gesture drawings?
The primary purpose of gesture drawing is to facilitate the study of the human figure in motion. This exploration of action is helpful for the artist to better understand the exertions of muscles, the effects of twisting on the body, and the natural range of motion in the joints.

Project Focus?

What elements of art and principles of design does this project focus on?

I Can

What you should be able to do through the classes of this project
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I can

Show movement through the element of line.

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I can

Create a figure drawing

Step-by-Step

STEP 1

Draw a sketch

Using a scrap piece of paper – draw a stick figure in a “movement” pose. 

STEP 2

Use your sketch as a guide to draw on a larger piece of paper. 

STEP 3

Go over your stick figure using a marker or crayon with 1 color.

STEP 4

Repeat the line around the figure going off the edge of the paper.