ODS #45… Gesture Drawing & Quick Sketches

Gesture drawing is a fun way to acquire fluidity in drawing, improve our technique, create elegant works using only a few essential lines, as the many examples created by masters like Rodin and Degas beautifully demonstrate.

During the 2:30 hours of this Open Drawing session, we will draw as many quick gestural sketches as we can, using dry media like charcoal, chalk, red crayons, pastels on toned and white paper.

With Gestural drawing, we can capture the sense of life, enhance the sense of movement of a figure, visualize the “soul” of the pose. Gestural drawing is also the essential complement to the more deliberate and detailed disciplines of figure anatomy and figure drawing.


  • A few sheets of toned and white drawing paper
  • Charcoal and chalk in sticks and pencils in hard, medium and soft gradations
  • White chalk in sticks and pencils
  • Conte Crayon or equivalent material in dark red earth color such asburnt Sienna or Sanguine
  • You can also use colored pencils or any other dry media you want to practice or you favor
  • Erasers and sharpeners, a piece of sand paper

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roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.
Open Drawing Session #45: gesture drawing and quick sketches
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