My favorite medium for gesture drawings is a thick willow charcoal stick. I like that it can be used to make either thin lines with the tip, or broad strokes with the side. This quick gesture drawing depicts female figure from a side with the legs crossed. This pose is quite difficult to portray as it has an unusual dynamic element in the area where legs cross.

This charcoal drawing on blue paper depicts a female figure in a standing pose from a side. She is half-turned towards the viewer with her head facing left and her right arm holding onto a balance rig. The rig is not visible and right hand is cut off in this drawing. Her legs are crossed with the right leg bent and in front of the straight left leg.

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