gesture is one of my favorite drawing exercises, because the looser, faster, rougher, and more vigorous i draw, the better the stuff looks. gesturing is kind of like independent film-production, where your brain just kicks into 'go, go, go, go!' problem solving in real-time mode. (look ma, it's a shameless plug for the movie i produced in my past life! if you like DIY cinema, action, hot chicks, and tongue in cheek humor, please buy our movie! our actors really need the love, and we really need the return on our life savings).
these are from early term II.
term III .
term IV. didn't realize it, but i actually have improved.