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Val

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Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 03:17:37 PM
Good on you Mark. You've done quite well with it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:   This is the exercise that will carry you through your drawing, painting, anything you want to pursue artistically. Blending, shading, values, dimension, it has it all. The most important exercise in my book!   O0

The sphere is a tough one first few tries...  :whistle: ....     I like to use it as a warm up.
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Reply #16 on: November 05, 2017, 01:03:43 PM
you are off to a great start Mark :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

On your shaded ball, work on getting a slower, more gradual change in tonal value between the dark and the light area. Seeing as you are not scared to repeat core drawings a few times (the shaded ball is one of them), here is what I suggest you do:

1) Take a dark pencil like a 6B then shade the ball using only a change in the pressure you apply to the pencil - press super soft in the lightest area, then gradually harder as you progress towards the shadow side.
 This will teach you how to control the amount of pressure you apply to your pencils.

2) Shade the ball using the same pressure on the pencil at all times, instead change the pencil to a softer and softer one as you progress to the shadow side. This will teach you when to use which pencil O0


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Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017, 06:04:05 PM
Thanks for the tips Nolan! One of my questions was actually going to be "How do you know how hard to press"? I was trying to press lightly with my 2h pencil, and still felt it was to dark. I thought as I was moving through my pencils I was adjusting my pressure, but guess not . I like the tip about the light pressure with different pencils. I will work on doing a few more of the balls and take into account your tips.


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Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 06:06:56 PM
Thanks Mea and Val for the tips. Work got in the way this week :(, but I'm doing a little each day for practice. I think I have a ways to go before I'm comfortable with my pencils and do what they are capable


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Reply #19 on: November 08, 2017, 07:10:35 AM
Just keep doing a little each day, repetition is the key. Or as we like to say here... 'practice, practice, practice'!  ;D (you'll be hearing that a LOT!)  ;D
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Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 03:51:23 PM
Well done keep going  :clap:
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