Did the first exercise and the mapping of the planes seemed to go okay, but my proportions were way off.
Doing the actual drawing was where I actually attempted to get my shapes/proportions accurate and map the values as instructed.
I have a hard time spending a great deal of time rendering to that smooth layered finish as you do in your video – this took me about 2 hours and I feel like it would have taken me 2 more to fully fill in all the white. Are there any techniques you would recommend to get a more even tone or is that just mileage and intention?
Thanks and I look forward to your feedback.