Hello everyone! Here are my attempts at the pear assignment. In my first one, I was really surprised at how simplifying the values made the image look pretty good, especially when I look at the picture from far away or a small thumbnail! However, I felt it looked really flat. Also on the first attempt, I felt like I had no process, and I kept trying to create the values relative to each other and spent a lot of time darkening other areas after making another too dark. So on the 2nd attempt I tried to lay out the planar structure and shade along the curving flat planes. I also changed my approach to work on the values in this order, which helped me feel less chaotic. 1) Light shadow 2) Dark shadow 3) Highlight 4) Light halftone 5) Dark halftone To create the dark shadow and dark halftone, I would shade on top of my light halftone, which made it easier to get a darker value by simply layering more graphite on the lighter values.
Very happy for a critique on this one. Have never tried something like this before. I’m a total beginner and this was rough, but I really want to improve. Thanks for the assignment, and all you do! Will definitely attempt this again after some feedback, and watching your process video, whenever it goes up.
I went with the pear for this lesson, and I threw in an apple too for good measure. I enjoyed the practice, and I'll be doing more studies like this going forward. I have a lot to learn from simplifying the shapes and values. Thanks, Stan!
Hello! This week I started this course simultaneously with the drawing basics course. This is my first attempt at gesture drawings, i drew following the proko videos. Now for a week or two I will make 10-20 drawings a day as a warm-up, after I will send some pictures of my own (and hopefully better) gesture drawings. Thank you for your comments!
I hope I understood the assignment. I'm doing everything digital cause I'm broke. I drew this trashcan at work since that's where I was while watching this lesson. I did spend more time on it afterwards though. I have a really hard time drawing anything from imagination, I'm just really good at copying what I see instead of creating my own content. Hopefully I can figure it all out here.
Quick question. I'm planning on mostly working with pencils, one large sketchbook for home and one smaller one for work/other places. However, I would also like to try using inking mediums as I have some microbon pens laying around my room. Should I get another book specifically for inking or is it okay to alternate mediums in one sketchbook?