chapter
4 Pages

Exercise 18. Weight Shifts in Walks

If you study people walking from the front, you will note that they sway their body mass from side to side as they attempt each stride. This is another example of character balance in action. It is only when our weight is balanced over our contact foot that our free one can be lifted and brought through to make the next stride. Indeed, the larger or heavier a person is, the more likely she is to shift her weight from side to side even further. So, sketch out 4 gesture drawings on the next blank page, showing the shift of body mass as she walks. A view from the front or back will make this more evident. (Take no more than 2 minutes to complete each drawing.)