This sketch of a pot of cacti was to done to practice shading and highlights of a 3D object, using a range of soft graphite pencils. I would definitely use a wider range of values with greater contrast were I to repeat it now. On 150 gsm cartridge paper.
I think I drew this in 2018. It's the quenchiest!
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April 21st, 2021 (technically May 9th) Day seven. I hate this page so much, oh my god. The paint parts are from April 2nd and I did it while I was on face time with my friend. The bottom left portrait was so wrong proportionally because I ran out of space on the paper. You can tell the areas that I made her hair too big and tried to block it out with black. Emily suggested that I paint her cat as a blobby cat like my last page and we made him into a king. I was mad that the cactus smudged :/. The top left is a self portrait, it’s the only thing I can tolerate on this page and it doesn’t even look like me, but it’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to realism. Looking at this blog it looks like my work is getting worse it’s kinda funny.
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Checkpoint (file saved) . . . #drawing #sketch #trattopen #brushpen #pencil #ink #grotesque #cactus #skull #desert #checpoint https://www.instagram.com/p/CJf-JqBjAB7/?igshid=4v2jsi6l026y
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Pyrrhuloxia (Desert Cardinal)
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Reptiles by moonlight
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Trying out some other styles
Cactus accident ...
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What a kerfuffle I had with this one! I decided to create my own still life composition with some objects I had about the house. I wanted to do this so I could create my own picture plane out of a real-world scene (not a photographed composition). However, by the time I’d set up and laid down the basis of my drawing, 3 hours had passed and I needed to get on with the rest of my day. Unfortunately, I had to pick it up again several days later and the light was completely different, so there are a few time-travelling shadows and highlights going on. Although it’s not a perfect picture, I think there is a nice variety of texture here. I just wish it had some strong tonal contrast!
- Elloise xo
Lessons with Will Kemp on LinkedIn Learning
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Doodles of my precious Oc, Catti
Aaaa i love her somuch🌵🌸💖💖💖💖💖
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My pencil cactus.
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i got new plants today!!! i’m gonna ride this high for a couple of days at LEAST
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I've been working like crazy trying to get a piece together for Valentine's Day. ❤ The heart butt tarantula. (C. Elegans)
Done entirely in pastel pencils on pastelmat.
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I made a lil dude
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