2b and 2h pencils. i think it's not value is too light overall. Any feedbacks will be appreciated
Graphite 2h and 2b pencils and kneaded eraser used, no smudging. oil paints used was ivory black and titanium white.
First gradient done using digital brushes I usually use, second gradient done using a mechanical pencil (the only pencil I have)
Hi guys. I've worked quite a lot in pencil, charcoal, paint and digital media, including in Procreate. In my opinion, the secret to obtaining smooth tones fast is NOT how well you can smudge, but how well you can spot and correct 'islands' or 'patches' of darker or lighter tonal values. It works for all media and is generally MUCH faster than smudging. Dorian has a great article about how to spot these and correct them. If you didn't notice it in the lesson notes, here it is again: https://www.dorian-iten.com/smooth-tones/
Hey @Dorian Iten , i was wondering if there is value gradient exercise specifically for the digital medium? As you have shown in your Video making a digital gradient can be really easy. I feel like i am missing the point doing it digitally. :-) Awesome course by the way, i am kind of addicted :-)
The first one: Hatching in Procreate (Pro Create Pencil), the second one: Smudging in Procreate (Basecolor with paint brush) Still figuring out the best setup ...
I saw the 21 Dec 2021 feedback for a digital submission. Dorian mentioned that using the gradient tool or large soft brushes would be a faster way of creating a gradient which I agree with. In the spirit of the exercise, is there any merit in using 1-3 different small brushes/erasers to create the gradient? My thought is that using small brushes/erasers would allow me to practice island hunting.
In the Common Mistakes notes, what does "Out of Balance" mean? Does it have something to do with being a non-linear gradient? Why is it bad to "make the gradient too dark or too light overall"? Is the example image one that is "too dark"?
The first one was done in Photoshop with a soft brush at different opacities, (and with the eye dropper) and the second one with graphite on regular printer paper. I can see that I went a little too dark on the second one.
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