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Refining and Shading the Layered Image

Lesson 9 from: FAST CLASS: Drawing Basics

Cleo Papanikolas

Refining and Shading the Layered Image

Lesson 9 from: FAST CLASS: Drawing Basics

Cleo Papanikolas

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9. Refining and Shading the Layered Image

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Refining and Shading the Layered Image

here we go. Same thing we've done with the spoon spoon. Same thing we did when we eyeballed our trophy with all of our tracings. Get a little bit of a softer pencil. First thing I do is I kind of erase all the things that make it look like these came from two different drawings. So I've erased all those lines in there. Then I also think he can't really stand over that thing. Okay. Somehow I missed his back leg. It's a great thing about saving your tracing. You can just go straight back in and put his back leg back in there. Okay, now I'm gonna take a look at my dog picture that I have on here. I can find it. Okay, There's my dog picture and same thing. Start with some lines. Clean up all these weird looking things. That is the wrong pencil. Mhm. Okay. I've got some lot of darks in here. Just block out the big shapes first. I can tell that this here is folded over only. I know that my dog's ears are always folded over. So you just make your dog look how you want it to look if you don't ...

know that. Okay, um just start blocking in all the darks. Okay. The tongue goes there. His nose was so dark. I couldn't even see it on the tracing but now that I'm looking at the photograph, I can see which way it goes and a color that all in pretty dark and his chin was the same thing. Save out any of your little white lines. Okay, draw around any highlights that you want to save. I just keep blocking in my little guy basically if you keep going with this you can end up something like this. Okay I did really clean it up quite a bit now what I did up in the top, I thought this was just a little bit plane. So I just drew a star on a scrap of tracing paper. This is one of the great ways to use tracing. There's my star right? And I knew I wanted to draw a bunch of them around there. I don't even have to use a transfer paper for this because there's graphite on there. I just turned it upside down and I drew over it again. Okay and the graphite transferred enough. Now you can flip it over and I've got like double graphite on the other side. This is one of them ways you can really manipulate this. It's kind of like the old school version of using all those sheer and flip and transform tools. You can cut things in half. I'll often if I'm drawing ellipses I'll just draw half my trophy like this. Okay ready? I'm trying to get this trophy straighten up. I just draw half of it if I want a mirror image to get this exactly the same way on the other side. I just turned my paper over. I never even draw the other half of the trophy. Then I just transfer those on And I've got 2/2 of the trophy put together so you can flip it back again and keep going. So I'll fold the paper and all kinds of weird ways, you know if you want to get quarters of something, just think of every way you can manipulate this, make a chart of that to study it. Okay, so as you can see, I just kept going and I had some pretty messy lines in there so I erased them all. I cleaned him up. I tried, I tried to stay kind of neat, I'm just using my HB pencil this whole time so I don't have any of these super dark smudgy things. I just have a little bit of the hatching marks and I got to finish drying of dog now. So how do you really turn this into like learning how to draw a dog and a trophy. Do more keep doing your exercise, this is how you start to develop a style. Mhm. Yeah, so dog trophies were really holding my interest. So I kept going, yeah, here's my dog again, see how long he is. It's just a super long dog and I got a different shape trophy, how am I gonna put those together? Well they weren't going to fit on the page because all these other ones were kind of short. So when I did my transfer. Mhm I did this, I here's my dog when I did my transfer, I drew the first part of his head and then I moved up my tracing all the way up and I took out, you know, a good quarter of his body in the middle just to make them fit on the page. I like him how he is. But I just want to fit on the page. I did the same thing with my trophy, see how long my trophy was. It was very long and skinny. I moved it up on the page and then I did how I showed you. I drew half of one side and then I flipped it but instead of flipping it right on this up and down axis, I moved it over some so I spread my two drawings apart and then I just drew connector lines in between the two halves. So I've got a good wide trophy. So I want you to keep on with these drawings. Look at now. I got 33 dogs, dog trophies all drawn out. Look at them. This is what we call a body of work. Yeah. And it's basically just creating an exercise for yourself and doing all the different variations. It's just like the charts that we drew. How many variations on these elements that I have before me can I do? And you get practice and you get kind of good at it

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