Value Ratios – Zach


Hey Matt,

Off of a few week hiatus, but man this was a very fun drawing. Despite the temptation to choose the lighter value statue due to time constraints I went with the middle tone choice because I loved the reference you provided.

This was a 3-4 hr effort with a 2b pencil. I did take your advice and purchase a bristle brush which I employed after each pass of tone for a total of 2 times. 

I attempted to:

  • Shade in a more consistent direction, and employ strokes that move with the form.
  • Not outline my shadow shapes too prominently 
  • Take my time to get as close to the local value as possible without spending too much time on the piece.

Thanks for your time and I look forward to your feedback.




Posted on

July 24, 2022

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