I did the exercise in photoshop with a mouse, not a stylus. I found the lesson more challenging than I thought it would be, due to the complex shape of the monkey’s head and so I spent a lot of time with it. I made several changes as I went through it. In particular, I kept changing the shadow under the monkey’s brow, —from form shadow initially, to cast shadow, but settled on dark halftone; the reason being it was in the light family. Another thought was whether to include the ear on the right as a form shadow or cast shadow, or both. I also had some thinking to do about the center light. Because of the modeled surface there were some parts that seemed to be receiving center light, like the monkey’s eye on the right, even though it was surrounded by half-tone. And I wasn’t sure how broad to define the ambient occlusion. So I would really appreciate some feedback on this assignment.
📣 Big Shading Course Update! Two new demonstrations for the Value Gradient and Value Scale assignments add up to 1.5 hours of new content. https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/value-gradient/notes https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/value-scale/notes 🇪🇸 Also, Spanish subtitles are coming soon! Additional updates: - New tips in the Simple AO Study assignment. - New example images in the HTB Head assignment - New example images in the Refined HTB Head assignment - New images in the Maquette Drawing assignment.
Hi Esther, I've created a walkthrough for my approach to Bargue plates and observational drawing in general that might be useful: http://www.dorian-iten.com/howtodraw Congratulations on getting your drawing this far! My main thoughts: - In a few places, the transitions along the terminator feel a bit too sharp/sudden. There is potential there to turn the form more convincingly by pushing some dark halftones a bit darker. - There is a bit more fine detail in the eyelashes of the original plate – an important element in the drawing. - Your shading in the light halftones is a bit harsh. Check out this lesson where I explain why we need to be very subtle in the light halftones to create a convincing light effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vapw6n6FyU It's great to see the different stages, thanks for sharing them! Best, Dorian
Update: English subtitles are now available across all modules of the Shading Course! → https://www.proko.com/course/the-shading-course/overview Also, my friend, former student, and talented artist Carl de Jager is joining me in giving you feedback on your assignments for the Shading Course. Check out his work at https://www.carldejager.com and @carldejager.art.
Hey, @Dennis Yeary, there's a whole course on shading by @Dorian Iten here at Proko. It's literally called The Shading Course – Fundamentals of Realism, Light & Shadow Great stuff in there, I'm sure you'll find it helpful. Best of luck!
This task is a real challenge for me. I find it difficult to draw 3 dimensional objects. Does anyone have tips on how I can learn to draw objects better? I'd hugely appreciate constructive feedback for the homework. Thank you :)