Doug – pencil to paper exercise


Hi Matt,

This is probably my 5th or 6th attempt on doing this exercise. Each time I drew slower and slower and kept the pencil longer and longer at the paper.


1 –  I don’t have access to a decent printer for references. Is it ok to use a tablet?

2 – Although the proportions and measurements are not right, I focused more on understanding values.  Are the initial (3 value range) shadow shapes correct?

3 – Could you please comment on the line quality overall? I took it as slow as I could but I am not sure if  I am on the right direction.

You made me realize that I don’t like graphite. This Derwent pencil is phenomenal. I love it!

Thank you.



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October 2, 2022

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