The left picture is before the demo the right picture is after watching the demo. I had fun with this one, but I realized I was afraid to be more bold with the darker shapes. So I went darker after watching the demo, Feedback is appreciated.
Before and after demo. I found the information about differentiatiating between high contrast areas as opposed to areas of low contrast in shadow very useful. I noticed how freely Stan varied his line width, as well as pressure and realised that I would have found this exercise easier (or at least, made more fluid lines) if I had used a wooden pencil rather than a mechanical one. Working at an angle rather than on a flat table would also have helped me to vary my pencil strokes. Lots of food for thought, as always.
Finally submitting.Done before watching the demo, but decided to maintain the blackened nostril and ear.
New: left, Old: right Felt completely lost on the small details, but happy with the progression of the shadows and lights and the big forms. Stan, working out the contrasts all around the image is tough! Hope it becomes more intuitive with more practice. Here they are!
Here is my attempt after watching the video. I improved some, and still need more practice.
First one (on importance), with 2B on tracing paper. Second is with Procreate, the line weight assignment. Tried to work a bit on these while away for 2 weeks. One should be able to work anywhere, even with curious cats around…. sitting on your paper and chewing on your pencil.
My submission after demo also, finding it hard to capture the contrast between light and shadow
My submissions after watching demo. I re-trace the ryno by myself. Hope the result is just as good enough
What is your guys drawing setup like ? Im sat at my desk with my computer screen in front of me and my drawing paper flat on my desk also in front of me. Does anyone else have this setup where you look up at your screen and than down at your paper? Im wondering if this makes getting proportions right harder since your kinda looking at your paper from an angle. Does anyone have your paper like this woman has in her video ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znr1OY-aHhM&list=PL3aPoNPQSJnSJVw2_GUVR7jC0nbnksq6F&index=5 Where you are just looking straight at it.
Surprised how much harder this turned out to be compared to basing the line weight on hierarchy
I didn't spend nearly enough time on this. I didn't rush it, but perhaps I didn't realize how much consideration could be given to each line. There's a lot to think about - in a good way.