Monday, September 12, 2011

Wiliam Mosley Sketch-Peter Pevenesie Narnia

On a scal of 1-10 how would you rate this sketch? 1 being bad, 10 being excellent. What could I improve?


  1. Hello!
    I looked through your drawings and have a little bit of advice for you, as I draw with pencil also...
    First of all, what kind of pencils do you use? When you shade, the softer, darker pencils (3B, 4B, 6B etc.) blend together much better than the harder pencils (B, F, H, etc.). Tortillions of different sizes and a good kneading eraser are simply necessary!! Paper is also very important thing to consider - Bristol is absolutely the best, but true sketching or drawing pads are much, much better than sheet paper or unlined notebook paper.
    I find that when shading faces, the larger faces are more difficult and choppy to blend smoothly. I also notice in your drawings that the outlines of features (eyes, mouths, profiles) are a bit stark. Perhaps you can try drawing the outline with a medium pencil like a B or F, and erase the lines so that you can still just barely see them. Then use a “dirty” tortillion to draw in the features, shading them into the face and background. This is especially good for drawing hands…
    I could go on for a long time about drawing, but I will stop here for now – I hope that this rather too-long comment may help you a little bit :)
    Good luck with your drawing, practice is always very good and your drawings are quite promising!

  2. Mis,
    Thanks for your comment! I appreciate your creative critiscm. I use 0.5mm #2 mechanical pencil. I believe I have a set of different art pencils that include the ones you mentioned. As for the kneaded eraser and tortillions, I have both. Although I use a blender stump for these. I'll see about expermenting with my tortillion. Thanks for the advice! Feel free to comment again if you think of anything else.
    Ps: I'll be posting another photo soon I did today. And your right, the feautures are a bit harsh. I'll try to work on that.