Tag Archives: Shading

June 02

Olympian

Simone is my second portrait experiment in Procreate, and also from an editorial feature in The Gentlewoman magazine I used for the Rodarte sister I posted. I experimented with several layers and am getting the hang of being in the right one and how to choose when to add a new layer, but this small […]

February 04

Secret

She looks like she has one. In the flight magazine photo it’s based on, the woman is more skeptically amused. I tore out the photo on an Alaska air flight to San Jose last weekend to squeeze in some art time. I have been at a new job for nine months now, and it still […]

February 19

Blue(s)?

Since my class a few years ago, where I was introduced to the “scribble” technique of layering marks, I clip random people out of magazines based on facial planes and easy-to-understand-values. Then, fishing them out again, I wonder who they are. Something about the emotion of this woman says to me opera singer or blues […]

February 09

Form Light

  Form light, and directional line shading were my goals here. The directional lines created an effect I’m not sure I like – like wood or muscle fiber. This page in my notebook took all five of my pre-work morning hours. Monday I did the thumbnails, and Tuesday the outline, which required, and I think […]

January 09

Penises, penises, penises!

I hesitated to add that title – some may wonder exactly which Internet site is hosting my tutorials, but I have to say that my 5:30 AM form practice of “the peanut” or “the bean” to use as the basis of a torso really turned into little circumcised phalli (?) – is that a word? […]

January 01

Mark Making

A quiet beginning. The focus was something I know I struggle with: value. Everything drifts into mid-tones. So undoubtably I’m looking forward to guidance on value control in line pressure and shading (the former I’d never even considered) … I just hate┬áthe harshly lit cones and spheres that I fear await me. The surprise was […]