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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 – 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 8 Studies

May 12th – 18th More torso studies this week, continuing with Loomis’ Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth and adding some Vanderpoel The Human Figure to the mix: Then I jumped into drawing bean torsos, after watching Stan Prokopenko’s video tutorial How to Simplify the Motion of the Torso – The Bean, which can be viewed here:  http://www.proko.com/the-bean/ Overall I’m happy […]

Week 7 Studies

May 5th – 11th This week I focused on torso studies, working from the male & female ideal proportion illustrations in Loomis’ Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth (p26-27): I’m taking the repetition approach to learning here, drawing the torso over and over with and without the proportion guidelines, to test and build my understanding. […]

Week 6 Studies

April 28th – May 4th After feeling unsatisfied with a lack of art study, I made it my goal over the weekend to assess my schedule and achieve a better balance between tasks. The result was a revised weekly schedule and a couple of changes to implement: Monday mornings are now set aside for blog […]