The Guide to Graphite – Texture Study 1

The Guide to Graphite: Texture Study 1

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The Guide to Graphite – Texture Study 1 — 7 Comments

  1. I loved doing this rose. I have a question, though. I donโ€™t have any Bristol paper yet, so I used white sketching paper. I didnโ€™t get the smoothness that you have. Is it because of the paper, did you use a stump, or did you take more time and care? Thanks.

    Your courses are really excellent and just challenging enough. Every time I finish, I canโ€™t wait for the next one. My family was amazed at my gorilla, haha.

  2. This was an incredibly difficult drawing for me. Drawing the outline of the rose accurately was very tricky. I can understand how blind contour drawing helps. I noticed that I would draw a part of the rose in conjunction with another part, thinking it was accurate. But when I went to draw something else onto it, I realised how inaccurate my previous parts of the drawing were. Aaaagggghhhh! I also found it very overwhelming trying to actually work out where to start to draw the rose. Then there’s the shading. Trying to make it smooth without any joins. Oh well. You know what they say – practice makes progress!

  3. Yes having trouble knowing which direction to use to make petals look 3D and how to sketch where the darker and lighter value will be?
    Thx … this is very challenging but Iโ€™m loving it!
    Did better with the tennis shoe than the rose!๐Ÿ˜

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