Saturday, October 15, 2011

Figure & Gesture Drawing Tool

Ah the World Wide Web!  Such things you have to offer.  No other place can you do so much and move so little.  All kidding aside, there is a plethora of resources out there today via the internet.  A while back  I put a link in the Resourses and Tutorials box on my blog called the FIGURE & GESTURE DRAWING TOOL.  I didn't get much chance to use it but it seemed great.  Anyhow, I just used it.  I set it for 2 minute poses, opened up a photoshop document (11"x17"), chose a big sized brush size (75: with the jitter up for texture, the minimum diameter down for a wide range of line & 30% opacity) and hit start.  I just added a layer each time the pose changed and saved the document.  To export all the layers in one fell swoop I went to FILE / SCRIPTS / EXPORT LAYERS TO FILES.  It's a great tool for some quick pencil mileage.  There's also an option to draw animals!  Yes, I know, technically people ARE animals, don't be such a smart ass.

A big shout out and thanks to the creator of the site, known as Pixelovely.

Here's the URL:

It's been a while, but here are some 2 minute gesture drawings from tonight.


  1. Wow, that's impressive work for 30 seconds. Usually I can barely manage to get down the essence in scribbles when I do those exercises. Here are some of mine:

    That's a great resource, I try to use it daily myself. It's getting to the point where I need more images, because the same ones keep popping up!

  2. Thanks JKR. Although I realized soon after I posted that it was set at 2 min. I think I originally wrote 30 sec because that might have been the last setting I looked at right before I posted it an it was just in my brain at the moment. I used to be pretty good at 30 sec poses back in the day. Hopefully with this website, I'll get back there.