Realistic Pencil Drawing: Value, Texture, and a Square
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MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MODULE 2: VALUE, TEXTURE, AND A SQUARE Lesson 1: Value (7:58) Lesson 2: Mark Making (7:23) Lesson 3: Inventing Textures (17:41) Lesson 4: Simulating Texture (18:14) Lesson 5: Square of Patience (10:43) MODULE 3: GRID DRAWING - FALCON MODULE 4: SIGHTING - GLASS OF WATER MODULE 5: THE FINAL CHALLENGE
In this lesson series, we’ll take a look at the importance of value and texture and the role they play in developing a realistic drawing.
Lesson 1 - Value
In this lesson, we explore value - one of the seven elements of art.
Lesson 2 - Mark Making
In this lesson, we begin our look at texture by exploring mark making.
Lesson 3 - Inventing Textures
In this lesson, we look at creating textures from imagination that represent surfaces from reality.
Lesson 4 - Simulating Textures
In this lesson, we work from photo references to replicate observed textures.
Lesson 5 - Square of Patience
In this lesson, we wrap up our look at texture by completing one last texture study.
- Stonehenge White Paper
- 2H, HB, and 2B Graphite Pencils
- Blending Stumps
- Vinyl or Plastic Eraser
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Hi Mary Ann,
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Thank you Matt for coming up with this new course. I LOVE it and I was really looking forward to getting all info you are giving on how and when to use the different grades of graphite to render realistic values and textures. You are THE BEST.
I love the way how you repeatedly explain the seven elements of art in almost all your lessons! It reminds me of my driving teacher back then by giving same instructions until automatical driving was achieved.
Great, great, great!
I want to assure you that your time taken to produce these has been well spent.
You have brought the study of art to my home – this is the only way I have been able to move forward. Your attitude of light-hearted seriousness is perfect for me. Your courses are so well thought out.
Soooooooo excited to begin this course! Yay!!
Awesome, Thanks Margaret!
I am amazed that, following along with you, I managed to do the swatches. The final swatch was a real eye opener. I will be smiling to myself for the rest of the day. A real lesson, thank you.
Awesome – Thanks Sue!
Awesome lesson. I am working with the swatches and am amazed with the texture created. Love it thank you.
The Square of Patience exercise was as enlightening, as promised. I finished slightly before two hours, but found my paper was overworked. Seems I had gotten too intense with the 2H and mangled the paper a bit. Also, on the texture swatches yesterday my supposed 2H mechanical pencil actually had some leftover 2B. I finally got this figured out today, but was not used to the feel of the 2H. Live and learn:) These are great lessons because they have the perfect mix of challenge and reward. I really liked what you said about finishing a section in order to feel a small sense of satisfaction.
Awesome glad to hear, Susan! Learning the boundaries of the medium is important too.
Hi Matt – I have a question about the value section. Looking at the cast shadow of the ball ( or sphere), there is a highlight in the back part of the shadow…if we consider the photo as “flat”, it is at the top of the cast shadow. Where does this highlight come from? Thanks.
I am so glad that I found you online. I have been drawing since old enough to hold a pencil, but as I got older, I have never been happy with my work. Looking at this course has showed me what I have been doing wrong. Your classes are awesome because you are so good at what you do. I recently signed up, so there is much to cover. Thankfully, I am retired and this fills my time because it’s what I love to do. Thank you!!