There are three classic types of creative drawing: Line art, Gesture drawing and Modeling.
The drawing is the opposite gestural line drawing, where we´ll search to make a line accurate after a detailed observation of the model.
However, the objective of gestural drawing is not to capture the geometry of the model but its movement. The objective is to capture this movement, that is, the rhythm or gesture, as quickly as possible with our hands. That´s the reason why a gesture drawing is an expression of the artist’s first reaction to the issue.
Unlike the line drawing that is very analytical, in the drawing gesture we´ll search simplicity and fluency in the drawing.
Example of gestural drawing, a sketch of David Millard of a street with people, cranes, traffic.
Hustle on the streets, by David Millard.