Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Working from one of my own reference photos I used HB and B pencils on cartridge paper (16" x 11"). I wanted a subject that would provide a good opportunity to implement the techniques covered in the lesson and I thought this was perfect. Is the piece for sale? No

What you will need

  • Graphite

Q&A with LifeSparkle

Patrick Connors asked:
[criticism continued] The tone in the foreground needs to be darker overall. The same is true of the jumper or top on the male figure. Overall it needs to be darker, especially if the shadow mass that you have depicted are to be true. All-in-all a fine ambitious drawing. I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.
LifeSparkle answered:
Thank you for your response. I have subsequently turned this drawing into a painting and this confirmed quite clearly to me your comments about the foreground needing to have the tonal value adjusted to maintain the perspective.
Patrick Connors asked:
PS- The brick wall is fine, the gaps can be figured out with perspective; but, it is somewhat outside the realm of this course. For such matters, I highly suggest you take a look at the Craftsy course, "The Art and Science of Perspective," presented by Jeff DiCicco.
LifeSparkle answered:
I did spot Jeff DiCicco's course and I will probably enrol because I do find the whole subject fascinating and am keen to learn about 2- and 3-point perspective which I now understand will help me with correct spacing.