What is Gesture Drawing!?
Gesture drawing is used by many artists in their work. It is a from of sketching that emphasizes the movement and emotions of a subject using its basic form. It's not necessarily an outline or an abstract piece of work but can include both aspects.
Some gesture drawings may look realistic but for the most part they are a sense of the figure that the artist is interpreting. The point is not to show the actual figure of the subject but the overall feeling instead.