And with this, I am considering myself done with the course! (Though certainly not done with the exercises themselves!) This was the first course I've taken in the Proko ecosystem. Thank you, @Steven Zapata, for sharing your wisdom as an art professional. Thank you also for the interesting assignment prompts; I had a lot of fun with each of them.
My attempt after watching part 5 & part 6 and I'm not sure how I feel about it but I could a lot better with adding the finer details but considering I'm working on a small drawing (half a page on A4) I pretty much found it difficult to do the small renders of the drawing. I don't really do imaginative drawings as I mostly draw from reference so this was a new horizon for me. Off topic but whenever I take a picture of my drawings they seem to make it worse then they are or that might be a reflection of my drawing isn't rendered enough.
I was rewatching the video and decided to try it out. Drew a reference (sorta bulging crescent shape) below. Used a combination of random mechanical pencils lying around (not artist mechanical pencils) for the outline, and a Prismacolor 6B pencil for the shading (as well as a tiny bit of erasing, using a Tombow mechanical eraser and a gum eraser I ripped a chunk off of).
I tried treating the top and bottom "meat spear" like they were in space, being lit from a point that acted like a spot light (lit from bottom for the top one, and vice versa for the bottom one). I did have some issues with the middle "meat spear" as I tried to have it lit "point-wise" or perpendicular to its length. Any advice for that would be most appreciated.
Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Paper- Smooth Surface. 18x24 inches. Pentel Sharp and Rotring .5mm mechanical pencils with HB lead Palomino Blackwing Pencils Faber-Castell Polychromos Black Pencils Store-brand cheap blending stumps Kneaded Eraser (Prismacolor but any brand will do.) Pentel click erasers and Tombow Mono Zero click erasers.
Thanks @Steven Zapata This tutorial is amazing. I wish there is could be more tutorials from you. I see that you have tutorials on gumroad but they are quite expensive. If you could break those big tutorials into parts that I could buy one by one at the time then I would love to buy more from you. 800 dollars it's a little deep to me for single purhace.
Hello! I have made some drawings with the lessons from this course and need some help with criticism/feedback on what I have posted here. What is bad and what is good and so on. The form on the buttom on drawing: 1, I decided to give myself a challenge with only using one B2 pencil and try to make the most of it in terms of light and shadow contrasts. The other two shapes in drawing: 1 I have used two to maybe four pencils on. I would also like to say that this course has been fantastic fun to work on. I hope there will be a critique video like the ones in the Proko lessons for this course soon from Steven Zapata. I also think that he is a very good teacher and a very inspiring artist with a good sense of humor, and am looking forward to see more from him in the future with new courses. Hope people here can help me. :-)
Just wanted to say that I enjoyed your class very much so thank you. You are amazing and here is my shot on one of the exercises. Will definitely continue to practice shading more and with a fresh perspective on how to approach it. Thank you again and cant wait to see more classes from you.