I got a bit confused reading the part on the mechanical pencils, I think you wrote "0.2mm" when it should be "2mm".
It's really impressive how good the procreate pencil textures look. But still getting used to using a stylus
I shaded all boxes using pointy part of the pencil, but the bottom-right box was done using side of the graphite first. Is this uniform enough? It feels impossible to shade stuff using pointy (narrow) tip only.
I tried to learn how to use overhand grip, just made some clean tone and some random lines.
I haven't done very many still life drawings before, I mostly just goof around and doodle. I'm hoping to actually improve through this course.
This has really made me think of how I should be using my pencil correctly and what pencil to use.
So I've gone back and tried to get better and more consistent at shading, but it always feels like a mess. How do you guys get consistent shading down so far? Do you shade vertically first, and then horizontally until get that perfect shade down? How about using the sharp side vs dull side of your pencil or a mixture of the two?
If I already have a couple of cheap sets of pencils - one from a supermarket and one from a random Chinese brand (Martol) - I'm wondering if there is any value in spending £20 on a set of pencils from a decent brand. Has anyone got any thoughts on the subject? I'm interested in opinions but also to hear what other people are using.
Here is a breakdown of the pencils I used. Two lead pencils and a few Staedtler pencils.
Finally performed this exercise.....made a few notes to what I understood I was doing wrong or my understandings so far.... I'd love to have feedback :)
finally found some time to get some shading done with each of my pencils. Looking forward to the first assignment.
I just finished this drawing up for a family member who had to put their pup down last week after being with them for almost 14 years. Hopefully I did him justice!
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