Moving Line-Gesture Drawing



Students will study and practice a variety of analog drawing skills in order to increase their potential for creativity and to improve their work as 2D artists and as animators. Gesture drawing will help the students develop realistic actions, movements, and life in a character or inanimate object and they will be able to apply the practice to their animations.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time
40 Minutes
Student Activity Time
40 Minutes
Reflection Time
10 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will study and practice basic figure drawing techniques in order to create proportional representations of the human body.
  • Students will study and practice techniques for conveying stances, gestures, and movements of the human body.
  • Students will gesture inanimate and environmental objects and settings.
  • Students will know how gesture drawing is related to the animation industry

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