Tuesday, June 26, 2012

VIDEO #5 - An Introduction To Movement (Part 1)

Gavin is a real character!  His dynamic enthusiasm is perfect for a series of lessons on creating movement in art.  

Inspired by the upcoming Olympic Games in London, Gavin explores the human movement in gymnasts, tennis players and dancers.  In this first part, he looks at basic mark making before drawing a mid-air gymnast in pastel.

Title: An Introduction to Movement in Art (Part 1)
Medium: Pastels
Artist: Gavin Mayhew
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 25 minutes

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Other Lessons By Gavin
Gavin has completed a series of 5 videos around the theme of human movement in art, progressing from representational to more abstract.  In his following lessons he looks at athletes and dancers, showing you how to capture energy and flow in your work.


  1. pastels. nice, thanks.

  2. Anonymous

    Fantastic website! Thank you Bob and Phil!

  3. Anonymous

    What a great idea to share your artistic experience with art enthusiasts all over the world

  4. Anonymous

    Good to see you on video at last. Have always enjoyed your classes. Love this series - Bob is always very practical and good.

  5. Anonymous

    I am always excited, when I get a mail with Bob Davies´ name on it. Then I know new interesting stuff comes up. Thank you for letting us enjoy these fabulous videos. Simply the best.

  6. Anonymous

    Am I the only one who can't get the videos to open ?

    1. Anonymous

      Try updating your Adobe Flash Player. I had a similar problem with all videos last week and that is how I got it sorted.

  7. Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing your expertise! I'm learning so much. My favorite subject to draw and paint is dancers so this lesson is much appreciated!

  8. Anonymous

    Gavin, I found your presentation very useful and will look for more of your work. I don't generally work with figures but am finding tthat I'm beginning to need instruction in this area. Thak you again. Janice

  9. Gavin is doing a whole series on movement. He next lesson focuses on a tennis player and Hannah (ArtTutor's content manager) is arranging for him to paint musicians and dancers from live TV footage.

  10. Anonymous

    Thank you Bob, Phil, and eveyone else who is involved in sharing their artistic experience with us. I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone when I say THANK YOU guys!!!!

  11. Brigitte

    Really appreciate the information - many thanks

  12. catpaws

    Im so pleased to have discovered this website. Being a self-taught beginner I find these so useful. Keep up the good work.

  13. Anonymous

    I volunteer teach art to at risk kids at a drop in center. I'm going to try this method with pastels and action before watching another video and then teach it to my kids. Thankyou for posting these videos.