Category Archives: Study

SDC – Shading the Face

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 6: Shading the Face in Full Value. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with the […]

SDC – Blocking in the Shadow Value of the Head

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 5: Blocking in the Shadows of the Head. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with […]

SDC – Learning the Planes of the Head

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 4: The Planes of the Head. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with the Shading […]

SDC – Shading Simple Objects

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 3: Shading Simple Objects. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with the Shading Drawing Challenge […]

SDC – Planes & Blocking in the Shadow Value

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 2: Blocking in the Shadow. My studies from Lesson 1:  Understanding the Value Scale can be viewed in my earlier post Learning […]

Learning Values with the Shading Drawing Challenge (SDC)

Hi there! Before we jump into the studies for the week, I want to give a quick heads up that I’m trialing a different approach to the weekly study posts. Instead of naming each post after the week I’m up to (eg. This week would be “Week 24 Studies”) and dumping everything from the week in there, I’ll be dedicating […]

Week 23 Studies

August 25th – 31st Hi all! Another week down (is it just me, or did the week fly by??) and it’s time to wrap up Spoonflower’s #SpoonChallenge. The general theme for the final week was cities, maps and urban life. Day 16 – Skyline Day 17 – Taxi Day 18 – Map Legend Day 19 […]

Week 22 Studies

August 18th – 24th Hi all! Prepare for a big #SpoonChallenge update today, but first, a couple of PS lasso tool characters: Study (or should I say sketchbook?) time has been limited lately, so I concentrated on building up these character “sketches” over a couple of days. Mister Muscle Man didn’t have arms for most of […]