getting a little bit confused on the cast shadow. imagining the local value on a boxy form like this is somewhat headache inducing, since I got used to seeing box like this seperated with mid and darktones directly. any feedback or critiques are welcome
I have to say that as I do these I'm astonished at how much texture even very smooth paper has. In doing these quick ones I've not taken the time to island hunt and smooth everything out. I am looking forward to the refined head to see what I can do with more time and attention. Seeing all of this finally makes me understand why my shading always went too dark as a kid. Not knowing about island hunting or kneadable erasers meant that I would use too much pressure to get an even tone thus pushing things too dark, and that I only thought of erasers for removal and not refinement.
I decided to redo the assignment. I also intend to attempt the refined part again as well. To change things up, I thought I would do a duck instead of a head. Also, I realised that 1 and 3 are really similar after I completed the assignment. I Might go back and change it up at a later date.
I’m not sure it’s what meant to do, but including personal practice, I began to realize the light probe is so useful!
Just did 3 for the moment and the 3rd one doesn’t have a good 1-2-3 read
I modified the provided image by adding a top hat and monocle. I'm not 100% if it's a clear 1-2-3 read, but I hope I did things right
My model and its source of inspiration laying on my desk: an electricity wire connector. Will now start the main part of the exercise