Gestural Drawing

Spirogyro / LED drawing / 2014 / Terry Long

The gestural part of a drawing is usually at the beginning stages, and captures the emotion and movement of the subject. It is normally done very quickly, so as to create a sense of fluidity, avoiding the detail. If done correctly, it can become the very essence and life of the piece. Spirogyro was created with a LED light in the air and captured on a Nikon D700 SLR digital camera mounted on a stationary tripod. The lens was a Nikon 85mm 1.4.  My subject and inspiration was the rhythm and beat of a piece of music I was listening to Les Jours Tristes composed by Yann Tiersen, and from the film Amelie…

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