25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Seven – Shading with Line

25 Days to Better Drawings: Shading with Line

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25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Seven – Shading with Line — 23 Comments

  1. Agreed! Ellipses and cross-hatching ended up being much more difficult than I would have thought. What I love about this series is it doesn’t take anything it teaches for granted–the fundamentals are so clearly explained without being condescending or glossed over. I’ve heard of all these concepts before but I finally feel like they’re coming together for the first time instead of pieced together from some draw-a-picture-in-five-easy-steps manual or from the tips on the back of a colored pencil box. Thanks again!

  2. Wauw, a bit more difficult with the inkt pen but interesting. I need to be carefull to keep looking to the example instead of Matt’s drawing, because it’s easier to replicatie from a drawing than from an object. So now and then I try to stop the video in order to only concentrate on the object. Looking forward to the next days! thanks matt!

  3. I think this is my first successful cross hatching. Because This is the first time I actually knew what I was doing while I was drawing and not expecting some artistic intuition from nowhere. I’m really happy with my drawing!

  4. hello again – have completed my capsicum drawing – i found the hatching for form a little challenging as I usually draw with graphite tona variation to do this. But I like the different outcome.

  5. Matt,
    This was an excellent lesson. Your instructions were very clear and this lesson combined with the contours lesson really gave me a good understanding of how to place the hatching. Thank you!

  6. Enjoying everything a have learnt so far in this course, thanks for presenting the concepts in such a clear achievable way. Looking forward to the next lesson. Thanks again. Angel

  7. Matt,
    I’m Learning more on drawing . I started Plein Air and soon realized I need some more drawing help !
    Thank you for all you’ve done to encourage us and teach us the correct way to learn.

  8. Matt,
    I am really enjoying this course. I am a beginner and appreciate that these are following a logical steps. I am starting to grasp value of lines for shape and shading. I am uncomfortable using pen so use graphite only for the hatching and cross hatching. Is that okay?
    Thank you for creating these courses. I am looking forward to doing several Moe when I finish this one.


  9. Matt,

    This is a great course; I feel more comfortable with each exercise and my drawings actually look pretty decent – thanks to your instructions.

  10. I do not “get” what determines the broken lines, for instance, in the first pen and ink application of the contour drawing. Why are broken lines used coming out of the parts of the stem? And why are broken lines used in the “divisions” of form around the pepper and the broken lines are different lengths? Could you please explain?

  11. This is great, Matt. A real breakthrough for me, thanks to your clarity and gentle approach. I was traumatized by an art teacher in junior high school and so I’ve always been afraid of drawing. I’m 69 years old now, and finally ready to screw up my courage and give it a try. Your course is really helping me to overcome the fear and to actually enjoy the process. I can see that with the understanding you are imparting, I’ll be able to do better and better over time. Thank you so much for this life-changing experience. You rock!


  12. So far, the day I’ve struggled with the most is the curves and elipses 😅 Dear god I was struggling with my patience! This course has definitely expanded my knowledge so far. I can’t wait to get to the end and test myself. I have no doubt it’ll improve! I’m just worried I’ll stress out before then jejeje

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