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The Quick Pose: A Compilation of Gestures and Thoughts on Figure Drawing

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This 230 page book is a collection of over 300 drawings and includes the artist’s thoughts and techniques on gesture drawing and quick poses. See more images from the book in the Conté/Charcoal gallery below.

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Topics highlighted in the text are those necessary in achieving both accurate and expressive gestures. They include Foreshortening, Light & Shadow, Heads, Drapery, and more.

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ABOUT

"There is something beautiful in precise simplicity."

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Bio

Erin took her first figure drawing class her second semester of college at Dixie State College of Utah and has been drawing consistently ever since. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University and moved around the country with her husband after college where she continued to draw at a number of institutions with various artists and teachers. Drawing and painting from life is important to her, and she tries to attend open sessions and workshops throughout the year. She has taught drawing and painting at several locations including Brigham Young University, the Bountiful/Davis Art Center in Bountiful, UT, and in her home. Along with great artwork, she is especially influenced and moved by classical music, ballet, and her religious faith. She currently lives in Mesa, AZ.

Learn about my faith: Mormon.org

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ARTIST CV

Statement

There is something beautiful in precise simplicity.

I have learned to take pressure off myself by worrying less about producing an accurate copy or photo-like replica of the model and more about catching the essence, spirit, or feeling of the pose instead. When drawings lack energy, they look boring even if they are accurate. Figure drawings look more like the model when they feel like the model.

I like the quality I get when I have a limited amount of time. I am forced to make quick decisions, and I try to draw with confidence. Being deliberate and committed in drawing (and in life) is undoubtedly more advantageous than being hesitant or tentative. When an artist is unsure about making a certain line or mark and holds back, the drawing lacks energy. There is no conviction. When the artist commits, however, that vigor shows through. There is power in commitment. Do it with a surety, even if that surety is faith.

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