5 thoughts on “Sketch #3”

  1. Hi there 🙂 I’ve taken a look at the sketches you posted, and there quite good! I really like the fact that you’ve chosen interesting poses and challenging expressions (such as this one) for your sketch work. It’s a really good way to improve your work, One suggestion I would make is that for this piece, any architectural subjects, and even animals and such, really look at the shadows and highlights. You’ve defined some shadows like in this sketch, but if you really deepen those shadows and create some contrasts and highlights you’ll get more dimension to the face (raising it from the flatness).

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    1. Ok thank you. I’m having trouble with shadows and highlights actually, I don’t really know how. Every time that I deepen the colours they seem too sark on one side and it’s not good at all. If you’ve got time I can post an example one of this days

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      1. Don’t be afraid to experiment! It can be daunting at first to deepen the shadows, but you’ll see the difference. I’ve pulled 2 examples from google of some b&w photography (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a3/95/bc/a395bcf94761bb19c056f928a57f3508–dark-beauty-black-models.jpg) & (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c4/67/49/c467498720c056c241dc1226f7290597–light-hair-photo-instagram.jpg); both of which have different lighting. You can see that the first has a much starker contrast with the shadows with the rest of the face, while the second is more gradual. Try experimenting while looking at some images or things around you. What you want to do is work at the pressure of the pencil you use; slowly work at the gradation to the darks. Something that all art students learn at the very beginning is the ‘sphere’ which you might already know about. (http://www.artinstructionblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/values-sheridoty-2009_img_9.jpg)…And no problem! 🙂

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