Tag Archives: Pencil Kings

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 16 Studies

July 7th – 13th I completed the Pencil Kings Figure Drawing Challenge! Yay! There’s quite a big update ahead so let’s get straight into it: Day 15 Back Anatomy I really enjoyed learning the muscles in such a simplified way. Exercise 2 involved sketching a figure from photo reference and then adding in the muscles […]

Week 15 Studies

June 30th – July 6th Just a quick update today as I’m still wrapping up from a wonderful weekend of trading at Oz Comic Con (many thanks to everyone for dropping by!). I need to catch up on some Figure Drawing Challenge homework too, so expect more next week. On to the studies: Day 11 […]