Today we'll be taking Lesson F10 of a Drawspace art program. In this lesson the subject is a landscape hatching. Back view, mid view and front view are in order, as well as different pencils and light sources.
As usual, I first read the lesson through to understand what is expected of me and only then I start working.
The process was pretty simple.
I created the scene, using helping dots and lines, as usual.
I did some hatching and after giving it a second look I've realized that the scene is too bright. I sharpened my pencils and added some more values.
This is the final result.
Here I must say that this sketch is a personal success; I'm not sure I could do it last year.
Since there was no challenge I decided to do another sketch using a photograph I took a while ago.
I started with a 3H pencil just to map the main objects.
And then I started to shade it. It didn't take me long time to finish the sketch, it felt pretty easy. After finishing, I went to sleep.
When I looked at my drawing the next day I discovered this.
And I hated it.
After trying to fix it I decided to redraw the whole thing.
I made the sketch again with a 2H pencil. The first and the second hatching layer of the skies were done with 2H too.
Using HB pencil I did the thorn bush.
With 2B pencil I started to map lightly all the dark patches of these rocks.
The rocks were the scariest part to do - I was wondering if Squirkling would work here.
I added some hatches, but I'm not sure it helped. It is obvious I haven't decided where is the light coming from, and how does it effects the scene.
Although it's not perfect - I'm happy with it.
Tip of the post: Have at least two pencils of each type and have them half and fully sharpened. This will add some variety to your shading.
Another Tip of the post: Never draw when sleepy. Better leave it for the next session or you'll have to redo your entire work.
Btw, this post has the biggest number of images I ever put in one post.
Have a great day,
P.S. After finishing I had to sharpen my pencils all over again :)