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Benjamin Goerge
Any tips on how to better ghost and only draw on certain parts? Maybe I need to slow down my ghosting, but I keep touching the paper on the wrong spots.
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Laurent Van Acker
Hey Benjamin, this is really something that improves with practice… There are a whole bunch of other ghosting exercises available if you look around online, but my advice would be to really start with ghosting any line you’re planning to commit to. Try out different speeds and shapes, play around with it…
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Laurent Van Acker
Pear #3, think I’ll practice shading areas uniformly…
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VAGABOND
Day 220: BANANA complete. I VAGABOND! THINK I did much better this time then when I FIRST started but I VAGABOND think there is still a lot more to work on when it comes the VALUES. What ARE your THOUGHTS!?!?!?!
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Laurent Van Acker
The way I see it you approached the values to bring out the banana's colors, and the result looks great, but I think if you add shading to the banana you could get an overall even more convincing result.
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Fred Friel
Third iteration pear. Still not happy with shades but better than prior attempts.
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Laurent Van Acker
Hey Fred, If it's okay for me to get you some feedback as you mention not being happy with the shades (values). I think you've got the shapes and edges down great. I love the way your shading brings out the 3D planes simplifying the pear. As for the values: I see that your darkest light value and lightest dark value (value 3 and 4 of the 5 values we use for this exercise) are about the same, or visually appear that way. Lightening up your light values (2 and 3) or darkening #4 will increase the contrast in your drawing... Hope that helps!
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Kristelle
Two questions: 1) how do I empty the staedtler sharpener once it gets full? 2) is the hole on the bottom for storing the extra white bits?
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Laurent Van Acker
Hey Kristelle, I think your questions are answered but this is a visual answer:
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Laurent Van Acker
For those wondering where to find the line drawing and Marco’s brushes: it’s in the course overview’s downloads.
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