Gesture drawings are quick and rough drawings which capture the essential details of a subject. It is never meant to be a mere anatomical reproduction. It is the gateway to more purposeful and deliberate drawing and they are done to improve our instinctive drawing skills. The minimalistic drawing approach improves the hand eye coordination as well as speed.
Here, the gesture drawings are done to understand the line of action and the movement and form of the subject.
Drawing the figure, posed for a minute.
Drawing the figure, posed for 30 seconds.
The above exercise can be done on an A3 drawing pad for 15 - 30 minutes.