One thing that I have noticed when watching this demo during the day, that darker tones are brighter when display is adjusted to higher brightness (it is very bright right now in the room). I drew assigment y-day and it was evening and I saw the hair being fully dark with just a few spots of ligher tones. What a surprise! --- I guess that is the lesson for myself: use display in calibrated mode when I want to draw an image from display.
Finding, and fixing mistakes is part of the process! Who knew?! Best part of the video is watching Stan erase and fix stuff. I'm so glad this was not edited out. Wow… so cool. Well, if screwing up is part of it all, then drawing could be a whole lot more fun. *ooh boy* sorry… Had a moment there.
It's difficult, but I like doing the portrait block-in!! It's not so great right now but it was fun. It's still hard to control and separate the dark and light halftones....I also did the pear again using the provided reference.
Hi guys I'm new. The first set was the first attempt I really wanted to start after watching the demo but Stan said we shouldn't which was difficult. The first try was the set of fruits. The second try after watching was the pear. Honestly identifying values and plane changes with its unusual shapes is so hard. But it was fun. feedback is always appreciated. Thank you so much!
This is my first attempt at the portrait block in. The paper I used has a really heavy tooth so it was hard to get clean edges and it looks very grainy, Great exercise and I will probably do it again on smoother paper.
Decided to draw two of the pears, then watched the pear demo and redrew them. Then decided to also draw the portrait, watch the portrait demo, and redraw it. Fixing proportions was and is difficult, especially when I already had different values down around the eyes, noses, and mouth. Couldn't really get it exactly how I'd like, but happy with my portrait redraw overall.
First attempt before demo and then second attempt after demo. Still working to stay simple and finding those values.
First attempt before watching the demo and then second after watching. I really run out of patience to measure all correctly and it is very obvious looking at these drawings... Also I occasionally get confused with the levels. Need to focus on simplifying. Also I have too much of the highlight and light halftone. It is too bright... On to third attempt.
Here is the second attempt for the level 2 project... I really struggled with the values.... Please feel free to give any feedback!!:D
I made the pear🍐 . the first photo is the pear that I drew only with the reference photo without looking at the demon. the second photo is the pear while watching the demo video. Thank you Stan!
here is another attempt, I feel like I did pretty good except made the forehead a bit big but besides that this was my best so far, and would love to hear what I could have done to improve upon it.
My first attempt at simplifying the pear, followed by my second attempt after watching the demo.