Gesture drawing is a quick way to capture the overall message of a figure. These observational drawings are often done in very short segments. For example, in a life-drawing class, as opposed to the model sitting still for 20-plus minutes, they may instead only pose for 30 seconds – or less! This forces the artist to get down onto paper their first impression. In this process of making deliberate and quick lines, try not to worry about how your art looks, or capturing details. This will help you to focus on the action or feeling of the pose.