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Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Lets Draw Pencil Course => Topic started by: Su on September 02, 2017, 03:26:32 AM

Title: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: Su on September 02, 2017, 03:26:32 AM
Hello,

I have just started taking lessons a couple of days ago.

I did the stroke and shading exercises.  After a couple of trials I was able to draw lines and flicks pretty confidently. The ball shading exercise did not turn out quite well though.





And my first tree  :)


Many thanks,
Su
Title: Re: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: Val on September 02, 2017, 04:14:09 AM
Su you are off to a great start!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The ball is a bit tricky at first. Take your time with it, try using lighter strokes and gradually building your way through the gradations. Another hint to help create the roundness is to follow the curve of your outline and try to avoid the straight lines.

Keep at it, you may find it to be the most important exercise of all.  O0
Title: Re: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 02, 2017, 07:25:13 AM
Su,

Happy to see that you have joined us from the United Kingdom. 

You are off to a good start with the pencil course.  I carry a sketch pad and a few pencils with me everywhere I go, do that I can practice daily.  That's the key to improvement - constant practice.  Even doodling counts.

And remember the importance of shading - dark against light to make your work POP.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: Mysti Vale on September 02, 2017, 10:45:04 AM
Hi, Su.  Welcome to Paintbasket! :welcome:   You are doing great. 👍   I am slowly going through the same course.  Mea and Val have both given you some great advice.  Looking forward to seeing your drawings!
Title: Re: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: Su on September 02, 2017, 02:03:53 PM
Thank you all for the encouragement.  The ball shading was done after watching the first introductory (free) video.

I noticed that 'shading techniques for the ball' is a separate lesson on Day 4 in the course.  I shall try again after going through the lesson  :)
Title: Re: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: Val on September 03, 2017, 12:44:57 AM
 O0         :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: pencil drawing course - Beginning exercises and tree
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2017, 02:44:23 PM
off to a good start Su

PS - I have moved this topic to the Lets Draw heading for you so it is in the correct place on the forum O0