My homework submission for the Pencil to Paper lesson.
I am quite comfortable using continuous lines and found it to be a very enjoyable approach, as typically I draw the figure using long, quick pencil strokes.
I struggled on the values, as you can see the cast sketch is pretty muddy and I don’t feel there is enough tone variety. I found myself to be quite heavy handed, this lead to light values not being light enough and ending up as midtones.
Drawing the value scale was a big help, though I think some of the values are too similar. I plan to do a value scale as part of my regular practice.
Upon reflection, I think I needed to make the darker areas on the cast much dark as the drawing overall is pretty flat.
I have taken a lot from this lesson and have plenty to work with going into the next.