Drawing the container is something that I never did before. I think it was very useful for my second attempt. Otherwise, I am pretty happy with the results. The difference between the first and the second attempt is not so big. I had more patience in drawing the laces the second time, and the design looks better, my lines look more confident and less "pecky", what do you think?
I need to practice more, definitely. I observe that I have a heavy hand and it's not always obvious what the shape of my mushroom should be before I start drawing. Practicing visualisation and just practicing more before each session is what I aim for.
Before and after. I am pretty happy. It proves to what extent one needs to understand the theory and learn the techniques before relying on intuition. I did not respect the assignment for the highlights in the hair. The right eye is higher too, a lot to improve on, but educating myself to be patient with the lay in, as well as understanding the values and correctly using them in the shadows especially, are some of my biggest challenges.
My first attempt at drawing this pear proved to be quite challenging, I must admit. Drawing the contours was particularly time-consuming and I changed my mind a couple of times before deciding on each definitive line. Apparently it is also important to make intelligent artistic decisions about shadow shapes and ensure even that then shadows possess a specific angle to create a convincing 3D illusion. I'm eager to hear your thoughts, especially considering this is my first class that I ever took in drawing.
Learned a lot of great information about how to look for shapes and values. Here is my try after watching the video. I am pretty happy with the results. I need to improve the shadow from the table, it looks like a blob. I am also very bad with deciding on the values and I feel like I have a heavy hand. A lot of things to improve on, but it definitely looks better than my first try from the previous session. Please let me know if you have any additional advice to watch out for.