Awesome, June!!! I loved your “Air Junes” comment! I stopped before doing the sole so I could pay more attention to the chat box and the live conversation. I think yours look great. I like that you’ve gone lighter. That gives you lots of room for adjustments in value. I feel the top of the toe section on my shoe is a little too dark, but I will press onward!! I love Wednesday evenings!
Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing your progress. I’m looking forward to rest of the process. See you next week!
Thank you @a.scarf.and.tea ! I found some discrepancies in my drawing on the right shoe tonight! I’ve tried to adjust, so we’ll see how it looks when we finish in a couple of weeks! I’m learning a lot, for sure!
And here are mine after tonight’s lesson. I feel I’ve gotten way too dark in places, and I messed up on the upper laces tonight and actual put in some cross-hatching. Ugh! Oh well. This is really my first ever pen and ink, so I’m chugging right along and not too unhappy with it. I’m a bit impatient with the hatching, and it shows for sure!
Very nice! I feel we could all post our drawings and have that many different versions of the values and small details. I’m ready to finish this series. I’ll enjoy the next one, but probably won’t draw along since it’s oils. At least I think that’s what Ashley said.
Brenda - I will also just be watching the next lesson. i don’t own oils and I really don’t want to add more to more art supplies. I might try doing with oil pastels? Since I bought those for a live lesson and haven’t used since!
I love how much I’ve re-learned by doing the lessons. I’ve only ever used oils once before, will likely just watch the next lessons just for the knowledge until I feel ready to pick them up, I always found oils to be intimidating and require a lot more space then I’m working with to use. Hard to have a wet canvas on an easel or frame when kids and pets are running around.
I’ve always avoided oils because of the toxicity and cleanup with turpentine. Of course, there are newer, less stinky options now. I still think I will try with my oil pastels … maybe. I’ll probably just watch to start with, though.
LadyLunaMarr, I’m so glad you’re finding the website helpful. I have learned so much since joining last July. I started with the graphite drawing lessons and have expanded from there. I am working on the charcoal course, waiting for the final lesson for it. I just love this entire experience.
I’ll give it a try! Like you, I’m not going to invest in oil paints. I would also have to get an easel or construct something similar. I have a small table easel, but I hardly ever use it because I mostly work in colored pencils and graphite. Besides that, I just don’t have room for a studio easel.
I have a set of inexpensive Fabre-Castell oil pastels and a small set of Sennelier. I would invest in more Sennelier before I would start from scratch with oil paints.
So I decided to give this a shot after seeing this post. This is how far I got after about 2 hours. I wanted to maybe catch up with the live lesson for today, but I don’t think I’m going to manage it. Maybe I’ll join in the chat today regardless…
I mostly work on my desktop, but I’m forcing myself to work on my Ipad using Procrate for this one. I’d like to get more comfortable with the program and also do a bit more drawing when I’m out and about and away from my desk.
The work everyone has shared looks great! And I have to give you all a lot of props. This is a lot easier to do working digitally. I would feel paralyzed fearing making mistakes when I start laying down actual ink!
Well, well, well. Almost finished! I’m having a hard time with the hatching and controlling my marks. However, I figure that with practice, that would have to get better just as my skills with other mediums have improved vastly over the last 7 months. All in all, though, this has been a great lesson for me to do.
I’m having very mixed feelings about it. I wanted to catch up with the live lesson so I rushed through it, not working along Matt’s past lessons. I’ve struggled in many areas and was annoyed with myself last night when I actually joined the lesson and saw the pace that Matt worked at and how intentional he was with his marks. Anyway, now I’m not sure if I even want to finish it, or if I want to start over following along more closely, or just rework the worst-offending areas since I’m working digitally and it wouldn’t be so hard to do. …