I confess that I found it really difficult to visualise what the shape would be from the outline. I struggled to get the forms to sit together in a natural way….any advice?
Wanted to give it a try. I used a lead holder mechanical pencil with 2B (personal preference). I needed extra reference, so mocked up this shape in Blender to see if I was getting the lighting behavior right. Don't know if that's cheating, but I'd prefer that to just imagining it and hoping for the best. Also, I have trouble with figuring out how dark is "too dark". Is it dark in reference to everything else in the picture? I know not to make the terminator pitch black, as that'll make it flat as Wisconsin. But is this too dark or too light?
My attempt at this assignment and a render study of two balls with different materials.
I was rewatching the video and decided to try it out. Drew a reference (sorta bulging crescent shape) below. Used a combination of random mechanical pencils lying around (not artist mechanical pencils) for the outline, and a Prismacolor 6B pencil for the shading (as well as a tiny bit of erasing, using a Tombow mechanical eraser and a gum eraser I ripped a chunk off of).
maybe I missed something, but I don’t understand why is the shadow casting here, if the light comes straight from the top.
Tried applying the lesson to a similar shape - changed it some to see whether I understood the concepts. All feedback is welcome.