by Aunt Herbert, June 23rd 2021 © 2021 Aunt Herbert

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Improve my shading and rendering of light

Polyvios Animations

GREATEST job on your subleties of the expressions, AuntHerbert. Love the slickest hatching and crosshatching. Greatest job.

I've got one tiniest, smallest, littlest and most insignifigant suggestion. I love your gestures of the tones and lights, but they're not the cartooniest and most animated enough of your greatest, cleanest renderings. Would you just kindly largen and lengthen your hatch lines the most lot of with 1 hour of 15 second value warm-ups, with some of the website's value warm-up pages? (3600/15=240 value quick sketches)

The reason is on account of getting your outlines the least harshest, and the most dynamic, sloppiest, energetic and fluidest. Sorry about the sloppiest part, but would you mind if you're OK with this? It's gonna get your tones to be the most appealing ever.

Good luck, and hope this helps all the time.

Aunt Herbert

I generally AM indeed OK with a lot of my work having a sloppy or rough style. I just want to have a choice in the matter.

When I am confident, that I am able to do pieces with a pristine high-end finish, all precise and orderly and stuff, I'll probably go back to shorter pieces quite naturally, just because I am a bit lazy and craving for the quick reward. But as I said, I want to be able to do both things, and make a conscious decision how to draw, instead of just having to come up with excuses why I won't be doing the one thing, that I simply lack the skills for.

I think Marshall Vandruff said, that to really master a skill, you need to train to do it extremely quickly as well as to do it extremely slowly and deliberately. I am currently working at the slow and deliberate end of the spectrum, because that is where I have way more gaps to fill to become a complete artist.

Doing the website's value pages with an ink brush is indeed a good idea, and I have been pondering it myself already, but attempting to do it in 15-sec quick sketches is just a recipe for disaster. Hurrying up just isn't the key to everything. For hatching to work as a tool, it needs to be done very controlled, to make sure it doesn't distract from all those nice and dynamic lines, that transport the narrative message of the piece.



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