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 2 students.
Before and after demo. A lot of work to do but the demo helped a lot on figuring out what goes where etc. First one took about an half hour and after demo 3-4 hours.
Again I did it first then I watched the video and do another one. I was really frustrated on the second one but I can see some improvement
Hi everyone, this is my first attempt on the portrait without watching anything in advance.
Portrait first attempt
Portrait! Before and after demo.
My Portrait Drawing for this project
Level 2 portrait - Okay so height, width, construction, tone, patterns..what did i miss. Lots i guess. 5th attempt and i could have done the pattern better. Something i did right around the nose to jaw that made the form better. Unhappy with the pencil pattern. Not consistent enough. Learning: Lines in the shadow are different x angle of the form + shadow x thickness. Hairy lines are horrible. Always check on tones relative to the tones next to it. Stan’s emphasis on half tones. I also added random 2B lines on the check and forehead. Less is more in the last mile.
Pre demo and post demo on procreate. This was challenging! 🥴
pre(1st pic) and after demo
few days ago i posted under the 1st lesson, i decided to redo the exercise, albeit with a different reference, having issues simplifying the tones and not getting caught up with the details.
I tried. T_T Lightenned my halftones in the face because I realised that it was too dark but I got lazy and didn't change it for the shirt so I ended up with 6 shades instead of the 5.
2nd attempt post demo this time, with a different ref
well - values could be a lot better defined .... I'll post it anyway ...
Before demo, definitely gonna take another crack at this one, It was very tricky!
also darn, just now realize I missed a huge portion of his hair cause i smudged it out with my hand during the drawing. If anyone's got any tips to avoid that I'd appreciate. Non of that smudging on the paper was intentional.
I struggled a bit but here it is
Project 1 Lvl 2. Feedback?
can see many errors after the demo
this pear is number 2 the one after the demo idk about this one it my be worse than the first uhh
First image is the first try. I made very complicated and added much more than 5 values. After watching the demo I understood much better what the exercise wanted from us, and I see that I need to work more on proportions. Also, I should’ve darken the light values a little bit more so it would have been easier to see the highlights. Any feedback would appreciated!
So much erasing lol. This was so hard!!! I’m use to drawing faces by first using the landmarks of eyes, nose, and mouth. It was mind bending drawing based off shadows 😅
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