Dean Paxton
Dean Paxton
Australia
Dean Paxton
My attempt at the level 2 portrait after watching the demo. I did attempt it before seeing the demo, really struggled with getting the values right, then went back over my original drawing about 2 weeks after seeing the demo to fix it up a bit. Unfortunately I didn’t take a pic of my first attempt. Imagine the same drawing only worse lol. I don’t like the dark halftone on his right cheek. Looks painted on. Finding it difficult deciphering where one value ends and another begins. Shading still needs to be smoother, but I think I’m getting better. Any critique welcome.
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@jdennis
My values are too muddy and I am having a hard time drawing defined planes. Any critique would be great, thanks.
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Dean Paxton
Nice job! The only advice I would give, is try shading more with the point of the pencil. I made the same mistake shading with the edge/side of the graphite which shows too much texture of the paper. Also maybe the outline of the pear on the right side is too dark.
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Vera Robson
So, I first drew a pear, then watched the project video. Realised that I wasn't supposed to preselect the tones. Drew another pear. Watched the pear demo, learned some new things. Then drew the portrait. Then watched the portrait demo and realised I misunderstood a lot of things earlier. So then I drew another portrait (reference photo by Andrea Piacquadio). Now I see that I still missed some important things, like double checking the proportions!
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Dean Paxton
Hey nice work! Love the two different interpretations of the portrait especially!
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Dean Paxton
I had a second attempt (on left) at drawing my banana after watching Stan's demo. I've included the one I did before watching the demo for comparison. I feel my second attempt is a lot better, but I still need to work on achieving cleaner lines as well as smoother rendering for the values. All critique welcome!
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Dean Paxton
My first thought after starting this, was why the hell did I have to be different and choose a banana lol. Took 3 attempts to get a shape I was more or less happy with. Got a bit confused with shading the values as there are so many subtle changes. Kept erasing bits and redoing them. Wasn't sure how to represent the colours on the ends. Haven't watched the demo yet. Any critique welcome!
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