My egg assignment, I used 4b to make the dark darker. I think I made the reflective light too light. Any feedbacks will be greatly appreciated
Hi everybody! Here my attempt at the perfect egg assignment. The first picture is a photo of the reference, but I worked live, not from a photo. It took me 4 hours to complete the drawing but I feel that there's more to add, just don't know exactly where and how. I also have the feeling that my paper is a bit too rough Worked with 2B, HB and 3H pencils Alessio
Hey there ! First off, this assignment really piqued my curiosity and the more I was going along with it the more interesting it got. I am happy with the final result. The first pic is my reference which I started to ignore when it came to drawing the cast shadow - too much reflected light. This first drawing was made with 2H, HB and 2B graphite pencils. The values at the bottom are the ones I used for step 3 (value plan). Near the end, I darkened the background on the lighter side of the egg to make it pop out more. I had a second crack at it with H, HB and 2B pierre noire pencils (last three pics) following the same process and ignoring the reflected light on the cast shadow from my reference. Charcoal is quite unforgiving if you go too dark too soon so it was like walking on...eggs. Thanks @Dorian Iten for this assignment. Any critique/feedback would be much appreciated and I look forward to what lies ahead in this course. Romain
My intention with this study was to spend at least 2 hours on it, because I have a bad habit of rushing when I draw. However, I only ended up spending 1 hour on it, because I felt like as I continued to try and refine it I was making the values muddy. Does anyone else have this problem, and any advice?
The egg was cold and got covered with dew, which gave some very bright specular reflection, in particular at the extremities (because of the Fresnel effect I believe?). I also noticed there was 2nd bounce reflected light in the cast shadow, which made the penumbra area look almost like a terminator :o
Spent 4 hours on this, still lots of island hunting to do, but I’m not very happy with the egg itself. The shape of the egg is not round enough and the core shadow is too dark I think. Thankful for any advice
This was my first attempt. I realized very late, that I had made the cast shadow and core shadow too dark. Besides that I think what I'm struggling a lot with are the half tones, those were hard to do. Also I'm not sure if I made the reflected light too dark aswell? Feedback would be appreciated! :) I am going to try again now :D
My attempt to draw 'The Prefect Egg'. The photo of the egg setup is a bit overexposed. It took me hours to get 'this level' and it was a lot of fun to work on it. Difficult to look at the result objectively. Any comments are welcome to improve the egg drawing.
Here's my attempt. I definitely made the cast shadow too big and too dark in some places. Also, I think the average tone of the egg should be slightly darker.
I'm always afraid that everything is too dark, and often times my fears become reality. This is a tough one for me for sure.
The details for the texture of the egg was hard but ultimately I loved the process.
Finally I could stop just copying of photo. Now I can see what is going on in shading(regardless of skillfulness of assignment :D). Amazing. Anyway I submit as I committed.
Here's my attempt at the perfect egg. I can still see quite a few areas that I can tweak and adjust, but I have spent more than 5 hours at this point, so I'm just going to move on. I'll likely attempt the assignment again in the future.
Getting there but still not fully satisfied. I leave it there for today. Have already spent close to 3 hours on this one
the setup for this assignment is done. There is a funny lighting effect on the second photo
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