My attempt at the portrait. I wanted to push some shapes to create the details with sticking to flat values. Never tried anything like this before (well except for the pears). Any feed back? Also included a in progress picture.
( jusr saw post assessment under assessment, lol, new here) Pear 2 and 3. Strange how I found it easier to find the pears shape with straight lines. Do you all think there is enough separation in values? Also felt it was hard to see the darkest values on the pear. Ended up putting some in where I thought look neat.
Pear 2 and 3. Strange how I found it easier to find the pears shape with straight lines. Do you all think there is enough separation in values? Also felt it was hard to see the darkest values on the pear. Ended up putting some in where I thought look neat.
So given that I'm on an art supply binge I picked up Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black. I believe these are called carbon pencils and a few companies have them for order (Faber-Castell Pitt Graphite Matte Pencils are another brand). These boys are apparently a mix of carbon and graphite that give deeper blacks without the graphite sheen. Neat! So I did some experiments. First off the pencils have a slightly waxy feel to them, like china markers. when I compared them with the standard Staedtler Graphite of the same hardness there wasn't much of a difference between the two. What was obvious was that the at the 4B level the Carbon pencils. What was surprising is that I also applied a blending stub to each of the swatches and lo an behold the graphite sheen was muddled while the carbon pencils gained a less matted waxy sheen. Not what I expected. I tried to also erase them and it appears that, at least with a standard plastic erase, the carbon pencils marks want to stay around, especially when you get to 6B,7B and 8B. Finally, since I would expect to use the carbon pencils in conjunction with graphite pencils I tried to draw graphite over carbon, then carbon over graphite. The Carbon over graphite seemed to work well and even dampened the sheen from the graphite. The Graphite over the carbon felt a little "slick" and it seemed to make a more pronounced graphite sheen (perhaps because the carbon pencil filled in groves of the paper, giving the graphite more area to directly reflect light...just a thought). So what do I think as complete novice who has tried to restart drawing at least 3 times before. These pencils are cool.....and completely unnecessary until you start doing final pieces. Let's face it they really are there to fill a niche of people completing graphite pieces where they need darker non reflective areas but have no interest in charcoal. Since I am NOT a fan of charcoal, that may be me....SERVERAL years from now, but for now they go into the draw. Anyone else try and use carbon pencils? I'm curious what the result have been.
Hi everyone, here is my attempt at a pear, charcoal style brush in procreate. Reference image provided (different than the one in the video). Much more challenging than it seems. I found myself wrestling with the subtle plane changes and values. Will do the portrait next. Hoping to learn how to simplify moving forward. Looking forward to learning with you guys! Happy new year
I started drawing Oct. 1, 2022 with the goal to just draw or do a tutorial every morning before the whole house wakes up and this is todays drawing. I’m looking forward to taking this course and getting some structure into my routine and to learn the fundamentals! Let’s do this!