Sketchbook: Here we go~
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Here we go~

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Here we go~

    Hello, long time lurker, first time sketchbooker!

    I'm an animation student. I'm a bit shy about showing my stuff to people, so I've decided to just do it. Comments and criticism appreciated! I'm really hoping to improve.

    ---------------

    I'm not that good at shading with pencil, and I have trouble with tonal stuff, so I decided to take a 5B and do some still lifes. I admit, I get quite impatient! As a result some of these don't really... turn out clearly.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    238
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked 180 Times in 132 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi There,
    Great to see you put some work up, nothing to be afraid of
    If you're fighting the pencil a bit, have you ever experimented with toning the paper with some graphite shavings? Sometimes it's a little less daunting than the white of the page, I know it loosens me up.
    Give it a shot!
    keep it up,
    M

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    p sage's Avatar
    p sage is offline in pursuit of hot lines Level 14 Gladiator: Dimacheri
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,463
    Thanks
    3,896
    Thanked 1,666 Times in 1,468 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I would agree with Mike L... tone the paper first, or draw on a mid-gray charcoal paper (with charcoal, obviously )

    You'll find that charcoal is easier to control, value-wise, than graphite.

    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

    The Road to Perdition
    clog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you two!

    Mike L: I've never come across toning paper with graphite shavings. I'll definitely try that!

    p sage: I didn't know that charcoal was easier, having never really used it. I'll give it a go!


    As for toned paper, I actually found some light grey sheets in my closet, so I tried that out. Heres a sheet draped over a chair:

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •