Inventing Light

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Inventing Light

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There are three exercises in this video to encourage deliberate practice:

  1. Draw a still life of an egg with any medium. Make it the most realistic, most refined drawing that you've ever done.
  2. Create a light guide for a current piece you are working on.
  3. Relighting study. Take a piece you've already done and invent a new light direction. Draw the same object again in a different light.
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Chris Bodary
Something is off and I think it’s in the transition shadow to light. My halftimes are too light maybe? The light source was from my phone’s flash slightly above but mostly behind the egg
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Manoo Murthy
Hello: I am a complete beginner and by no means have the experience to critique with authority. But in a draftsmen podcast, Stan and Marshall talk about critiquing as a beginner to help develop your own eye and build a community so I will give it a try. Thank you for your understanding. I admire your art work. I am a beginner artist but a professional maths teacher. Cast shadows are described by projecting straight lines from your light source to the edges of your shape and seeing the borders of that obstruction on the plane below. I, messily and on a phone, projected lines back from the edges of your cast shadow through the edges of your shape to see where the light source ended up. My belief is that you did not mean for the light source to be where your cast shadow imples that it is. This gives makes it look like the plane your egg is sitting on is tilted while your egg is not. I think this is where that feeling of 'wrongness' comes in to play. I have attached a picture. I won't assume to be experienced enough to suggest further actions. Thank you for the opportunity to look at your art and I hope you get as much out of my comment as I did studying your work.
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Alec Moff
Your terminator line is too sharp. Dorian Iten has a great video on the proko youtube page that explains it way better than I could. I included a picture of what I mean with the terminator line.
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Chris Bodary
This is as far as I know now to push this for the effect of realism. I believe I modeled all the different effects of light. Did I get it? How can I push this further? The first is the final product and the second is the comparison. The others I included to show my process going into it. This egg was done in oil, the next 2 will be graphite and charcoal. Thank you, Dorian for this course, it’s great!
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Chris Bodary
to critique and test myself I try and label the values by intuition then I put my scale behind it and use the black and white photo to check.
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