I quit drawing after 6 months. Now I am back on track. I used the background value to create more contrast. Be as harsh as possible with your critique. Does anyone know how to get a clean tone out with your pencil. I shade and sometimes the end of the stroke is darker than the start of it but to me the pressure feels identical
First pic was my first attempt at the pear when I rushed it pretty hard, second pic is my more recent attempt after watching the entire critique video, and I also tried the portrait. critiques would be very appreciated.