Heya folks! Is it project time again isn't it? I decided not to rush with my post and take my time. You could say I went at a snail's pace for my first drawing... The boots were a challenge! Lots of shapes, big lips, very slim compared to regular shoes. You could say they're bootyful ;)
Not gonna lie, definitely feels like my worst ones yet lol. I did the boots first, and I felt pretty demotivated as I was drawing them because it felt worse and worse as I kept going. The snail felt like I did things better when it came to doing the curves than the boots but the end result came out looking off and made me feel pretty "meh" about it. All in all, I'm not satisfied at all/little bit demotivated with how I did this time around, but I decided to share them anyway. PS: I know I have LOTS to work on but the one thing I specifically noticed; it's very hard for me to press lightly when using a mechanical pencil and I prefer not to switch to something else. So I'm gonna need to work on my pressure more too.
My third or fourth pear attempt 😅 The value chart really helped me because I struggled with my values looking too similar. I can’t seem to get clean lines like Stan does when I shade despite sharpening my pencil and just using the tip. I think maybe I need to find some line exercises to improve my line quality?
thanks for the lesson! I tried to draw the pear by stopping on the video. well… I found it very difficult to control the shading and also especially the gradients. I also had a lot of trouble getting the dark tone (maybe I need a darker pencil? like a 6B?) Anyway, l'im going to do some more tests on direct observation and see how bad the result is :).
im a supplies hoarder also but I cant find enough time to draw. Well,not as much time as I want anyway. I keep meaning to learn digital but I love the feel of traditional media so the motivation to learn is a bit lacking. Playing around with markers and color pencils.
Boy oh boy, holding this thingy is hard! Just starting up champs, better late then ever ehh??? No? Whatever, clowning around is a market too competitive nowadays, gotta branch out into funnier pastures! Gosh, this thing wobbles, I have trouble just holding it, making lines is another thing! My powerful setup consists of this cool pencil I found at the back of my drawer, this awesome eraser that my friend lended to me back in high school (it was a part of a mother eraser split into smaller little eraserlings) and this rusty knife thingy I also found at the back of my drawer. It's good at sharpening! But most importantly, it's the red... The red... Gosh, I forgot how this red thing that holds paper is called. But it holds paper!!! Very practical, I can stand and draw! The cup is there to drink copious amounts of tea, don't try it at home chums. The clowns are all off, but whatever, they speak for themselves. I wish I could draw by the end of the course. Expect more clowns as the assignments appear! P.S. I HAVE NO MONEY STAN BUT I HAVE A STACK OF DIFFERENT KIND OF PAPER!!! (it's printer paper) P.S2 The images are too high res to see, but I think opening the originals helps. Sorry I don't have better lighting :(((
I’m still waiting on the bulk of my supplies, but I still had a sketchbook and a pencil so I decided to try doodling something today. My grandma recently took this picture of a bluebird and I thought it might be a fun subject to doodle.
Until today, I never used anything other than HB and HB2 pencils. So this was pretty cool! Each pencil felt like it was moving across the paper in a different way. It felt like the H pencils had a harder time moving across the paper compared to the B pencils which moved so easily, is this right?