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I attempted the 1st pear once more after watching the demo. This time I used the right amount of values :D Left is my first and right my second try. It looks completely different which is a good thing I guess lol
There are some major take aways for me :D will definitely draw some more pears and try to apply them
Level 1 pear 1. HB pencil. Things that surprised me or I learned: - Race of the darks: definitely start with the darkest shadows, and get to as dark as you can with your pencil. I didn't have other pencils at hand, so yeah. It was hard to get a light enough value, and especially to differentiate between lighter values. Before I knew it, what was supposed to be the lightest value turned out as dark as the next lightest, so I had to add to all darker values successively, over and over, but then I hit the HB's limit I think... - Coming back to a certain value and adding an extra area with the same value is really hard. I'll have to practice my values with silly filling doodles. - It's hard to draw hard egdes without actually drawing a line, just by shading... - This was a lot more fun than I imagined up front ! Yay !
I can relate to all of this lol. Your pear looks great to me, especially with only one pencil!
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Gave the 2nd and 3rd pear a shot and tried to be faster (I spent like 2h on my 1st…) I think I should simplify more, trying to draw different ‚planes‘ throws me off because I have no idea what I am doing. Also my values are hard to distinct from each other but that’s primarily because I didn’t have enough time. I am enjoying the project a lot and will do some more - solely focusing on simplification so I don’t get distracted by all the other things I am struggling with.
Was inspired by you guys to try some crosshatching since I love the look of it. This time giving Procreate a shot. I don’t know what I am doing but it is something I definitely want to learn at some point lol.
Some pears in graphite from the example photos, and some oranges in graphite and procreate which I set up for a still life. Drawing from life is always better than drawing from photos, I find it really challenges my observation skills more and really makes me consider form. I find shading in graphite really difficult, and I much prefer doing this kind of thing with paint. That said I really want to challenge myself with this course and use materials I don't enjoy so much. Feedback is very welcome :) Overall I enjoyed this. I'll attempt a few portraits tomorrow, and may do some more still life.
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Hey everybody, I finally came around to do the assignment. It‘s basically the first thing I ever drew except for doodles and I‘m actually pleasantly surprised that it can clearly be identified as a pear :D I‘m struggling a lot to make the same values smooth and consistent. Also you can clearly see each stroke I‘m doing so it looks messy and kinda dirty. Am I using a wrong technique which causes my strokes be so visible or does is simply come down to practice? I used a 2B and a 6B pencil. I will draw some more pears and try to improve them, probably I‘ll try to mimic Stans sketch so see if this will change anything aswell.
I added another layer and held my pencil much ‚steeper‘ and it definitely improved the smoothness. I’ll give pear number 2 a shot tomorrow, thanks for the tips guys!
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Hello! What a struggle this was...Now after competing in a furious battle with a pear all I can say is...That I may be able to call myself a cubist artist and, that the task was very fun. My weakest points were probably the rim lights and the light shadows on the right side. I look forward to watching the video and learning how to do them properly. First I will try the level 2 option though. If theres anything else that looks off, please let me know!