PWI 2011 Week 4!
In Weeks 1 2 and 3, the focus was on seeing and drawing the gesture ("gesture boot camp") and then based on the gesture visualizing and drawing the 3 major masses of the figure in the form of boxes. Rajesh’s fourth week of the Portfolio Workshop International was spent reinforcing the connections made in the previous three weeks, with the emphasis on extending the gesture through every aspect of the drawing. Our over goal in working with Rajesh was twofold. Firstly, to impart a set of drawing concepts and supply practical tools that he would be able to use successfully on his own once we had completed our studies in the Portfolio Workshop International together. Secondly, to focus on a very specific area (gesture) that would have a permanent and profound impact on all the other areas of Rajesh’s drawing practice and professional animation portfolio, and make certain that upon completing the Portfolio Workshop International, he was leaving with a thorough practical knowledge of this subject area. Animation character poses that are life-like and natural come from an understanding of gesture as observed in the human figure. After completing the PWI, Rajesh later took part in the APW Character Design Challenge and submitted several character designs based on various basic shapes. Click here for Week 1 Click here for Week 2 Click here for Intro