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Old 06-13-2019, 03:58 PM
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Morning Prayer before Gologory

I'm still slowly working through Bert Dodson, and have got to the chapter on perspective, which is great. But every once in a while it's nice to break loose and draw something totally off-curriculum. So here's a pencil version of Andre Kertesz's famous photo "Morning prayer before Gologory."

Part of me is happy with this - especially getting some dark tones, which I normally fail to do, but I really dislike my "handwriting" as Dodson puts it. I can't help but think I still shade like I did when I was eight. I'd like to get into more cross-hatching and nicer lines, rather than something that looks like it's been done with a blunt pencil. But maybe that's for the future once I've finished Dodson. If anyone can recommend a good resource for improving that side of things it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-13-2019, 11:05 PM
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Re: Morning Prayer before Gologory

Great rendering of the photo! Everything is clearly defined but connected.

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Old 06-30-2019, 09:12 PM
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Re: Morning Prayer before Gologory

I think I you have done a great job. Personally I like the "blunt pencil" look, to me it makes a drawing look more polished, more completed than a crosshatched image, but that's just my preference. Nice job on the darks, - something I still struggle with

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