Now that you’ve all had some time to try the first project on your own, you can watch how I do it and figure out what areas you are exceeding and struggling with. Here is my step-by-step demo on how to properly execute the first project for level 1 students.
Top one was before the demo, bottom one was after. I work digitally but struggle with simplifying so this exercise was great!
what do you think about my value choices and how much space i gave for each of them/ Cant wait for the critique
First attempt. Did not get 5 values. (Before tutorial)
How tf do people get 5 tone with hb alone this is witchcraft
Heya, I failed on my first attempts to make it in 5 shade values, and only made 4. So I watched the video of the process and then I re do it again ! Feel free to comment it ! :)
Pear3 before and after demo
not the greatest but looking forward to getting better
Finally getting to the projects. Here’s the pear!
Hello, my name is Christian. I'm from Chile. This is my first task, so any advice will be well received.
I love your shading ! Maybe the light half-tone shading is a bit too "draft" and the pear looks a bit crushed but I think overall you did it ! :D
Before and after demo.
Pear 1, after video.
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After demo. Tried not to spend too much time on it.
Made my second attempt, i just tried to train my eyes to really see things...still have a long way to go.... hopefully i can keep the momemtum going....Using procreate for this..
Redid Pear 3. Stuck to lines. Kept reviewing the lines drawn. Tried to avoid overlap of the 5 tones. Still need to improve on clean lines. Consistency of the pattern needs to improve vastly - Repetition of the same type of lines & lines mirroring the contour to make the shape of the pear. The bottom of the pear is exaggerated.
Level 1 Pear 2 & 3. Simplifying is not simple. Blurring lines to cover mistakes. Lines all over the place. Phew! Might be an extremely good idea to pause and review work prior to proceeding. Especially when i find myself blurring my eyes while i draw. Your feedback is welcome. Thank you.
Level 1 Pear. Posting my 3rd attempt on the pear (the middle one is pre-demo). This time i decided on the values prior and fixed where each should go to. The lines too were decided prior. It was easier this time as I was only looking at the shadows. What i traded this focus on was the shape. It’s funny that i fixed it in my mind that it was a fat pear and i ended up exaggerating the shape. Still ended up blurring the shadows cause the more i looked the more gradations i saw. Your critique is welcome. Thank you
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One thing I'd like to point out is the pencil angle. On the first viewing, I thought you were just using a very steep angle, but after many failed attempts and a fresh viewing, I realized I should've been using a much gentler angle. A steeper angle indents the paper too quickly and adds too much graphite, leaving no room for later.
reference and post demo attempt. Any feedback is welcome.
Hi Nelson, i think you got the brief to the T. It’s great how you did the tones before on top. Shall remember to do this in my work as well.
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