Well today I thought I would try drawing a roast chicken as I realised I need to practise different shading techniques.
First I followed a video online and had a go at using the different shading types on spheres. I really did not like stippling (the tiny dots) as it took ages, and some of my dots turned into tiny lines as I rushed to fill the spaces!
I also decided to play with curved lines to see if that gave a more rounded feel than the straight horizontal lines.
It was interesting to try to copy the lines they used on the demonstration, as I would have just done single lines going all the way across rather than breaking the line part way and then continuing. Looking back now on how I’ve shaded my chicken I can see that that is something I need to be conscious of.
Anyway… Here’s the chicken… Another embarrassing offering I’m afraid… I’m not sure it would be recognisable if I hadn’t told you what it was. Its completely out of proportion and not the correct orientation.
Here’s where I first stopped work on it
Here’s where it is now, after I’ve realised that only shading where the darkest parts are really doesn’t work and you need some marks elsewhere as well.
Tomorrow’s prompt is spell. Not feeling inspired at the moment though.