Monday, 18 July 2011

Gesture



Illustration Friday -'Gesture'

The Italians are famous for talking and moving their arms about at the same time.  Most of the gestures they use do have a meaning or express a feeling.  I have known people actually have a conversation using only gestures and facial expressions, they even use them when on the phone!
I've been behind cars when the driver is talking on his phone (not recommended and against the law) and what's worse.... he takes the other hand off the steering wheel to emphasise a point with a gesture!

This coloured pencil drawing is from several years ago but it fitted the theme well so I dug it out of my archives!

7 comments:

ellistrationfriday said...

absolutely wonderful piece!

freebird said...

So much more comes across when gesturing. Are you a little upset or a lot? A little happy or over the top happy? This guy is making a point and made your point well too.

Indigene said...

Wonderful narrative illustration!

Richard Klekociuk said...

Nice work Cathy, love the composition.

thepinkrachael said...

As a chronic gesturer this really made me smile, especially the bit about gesturing on the phone (guilty as charged, although not while driving!) The drawing is great - I wish I could draw people like this (I seem to have chickened out of this week's IF because of it in fact!)

Sarah Melling said...

Oh, this is perfect...I can almost hear them chatting!

whatidoisme said...

Lovely piece that fits the theme perfectly!
Sue

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