My pencils break, almost all the time. I used conte and charcoal of different brands. I use a sharp razor and I'm super careful not to apply too much pressure, and then it just breaks. If doesn't break during sharpening, it will break during sanding. I end up going back to my clutch pencil with graphite. Seems trivial, but it's super frustrating. I don't know if it's because I buy them on amazon and they break during shipping. Any tips are welcome.
For day 13 I drew from life, again. A model of Lamborghini Gallardo that’s been collecting dust on top of a bookshelf and a pencil case with some interesting patterns. Well and yesterday’s attempt at using copics on the drawing I started few days ago.
Decided to go through this adventure as a family activity (dad + 7 yo + 5 yo). Here are our pears. Honestly, I found the exercise to be very difficult. Can't really see all the plane changes, especially on the bright areas while looking at the real pear. Any tips? Some planes I just invented because I assume there is a section of a cone joining with a spherical form in there somewhere.
Ok, maybe I should have started with a pear. In any event, here’s my attempt. I’ve watched the video then completed the assignment without looking back at Stan’s rendering. The photo I downloaded seemed to have deeper shadows than the one in the video. Hence some difference in value distribution, I think 🤔 🤷♂️
I hope I understood the assignment. I'm doing everything digital cause I'm broke. I drew this trashcan at work since that's where I was while watching this lesson. I did spend more time on it afterwards though. I have a really hard time drawing anything from imagination, I'm just really good at copying what I see instead of creating my own content. Hopefully I can figure it all out here.
This course really is excellent! As a beginner, I’m so amazed at how these seemingly simple technique progressions have taught me not just to get a feel for the figure quickly, but to direct my hand where I want it to go. I’m very excited about what’s ahead.
Did my normal, screen cap the references and figure out the forms on my own, then go back and compare to the video using red lines to show the major differences. Overall I think my line quality still needs some work, a few of the mannequins had maybe too many cross lines, but boy am I feeling good about my work overall. I'll come back later this week to post the last references from the video.