After work on Monday evenings I’ve been going to gesture sketching classes instructed by David Pimentel, and they’ve been so awesome to experience. I’ve been getting great practice in and I feel like I’ve been making some tremendous progress–just loosening up and going to bigger, bolder lines and shapes and most importantly, I feel like I’m getting a better hang of how to convey caricature and story through my sketches. Capturing story moments in a drawing has always been a tricky thing for me, so I am so excited to see that I’m continuing to make progress on that front. This class has helped me so much, Mr. Pimentel’s suggestions and encouragement are very helpful and I am eager to keep up the sketching sessions on a regular basis. Below are a few of my sketches from this class. One of the themes was a Parisian cafe and the other was a western cowgirl theme. I really am having a blast with all this drawing!