In these videos, Brady Drawing – Blending the Value Part 6 & 7, I will share with you how I continue to blend the values concentrating on Brady’s contour.
Brady Drawing –
Blending the Value Part 6 & 7
Drawing Brady Blending in the Values Part 6
Drawing Brady Part 7
About This Drawing
I hope you’re enjoying this drawing as much as I am.
How much fun is it to draw animals?
The more time I spend drawing animals the more I feel connected to them. It is as if they are mine.
At this point of the drawing I am going focus on the darker and lighter of the fur. I am not going to get too involved with the fine detail at this point. I want to just focus on getting the markings correct. After they have been mapped out I will work on the finer details.
While I am mapping out the markings I will still pay attention to the values and concentrate on the contour of Brady.
- Keep your pencil sharp.
- Work from dark to light.
- Remember even the darkest areas have subtle value changes.
- Do not press too hard on the drawing surface.
- Study the reference image to notice the darkest areas and the contour of the subject.
- The lightest section of the subject will be where the light is hitting.
- Have a piece of paper separating your hand from the drawing surface. You do not want the oils of your hand getting on the paper.
- Adjust the values around the area you are focusing on.
- Clean any imperfections on the drawing as you see them. Do not wait to back to them. You might end up missing them.
Drawing Brady Series
(More videos will be added to this list when they are available.)
- How to Prep a Reference Image with Low Quality for Drawing – Video
- Brady Drawing – Mapping Out the Fur Part Two
- Brady Drawing – Adding Detail Part Three
- Brady Drawing – Working on the Eye Part Four
- Brady Drawing – Blending the Value Part Five
Drawing Tools You Will Find in My Studio
- Tombow Graphite Pencils
- General’s Kimberly Graphite Drawing Pencils
- Mars Lumograph Drawing Pencil
- Caran D’ache Graphite
- Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil 0.3 and 0.5
- Blick Studio Drawing Pencils
- Prismacolor Large Kneaded Eraser
- General’s Jumbo Kneaded Eraser
- Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, Round
- Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, Rectangle
- Factis Eraser Black
- Derwent Battery-Operated Eraser
Bristol board and Drawing Pads:
- Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads
- Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
- Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper Pad
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