Art Series - Post #2

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hey, pals!

It’s time for another Art Series post. Today I am going to show you guys a drawing I did a while back. I have got a lot of stuff on the go right now like my next video, a second video for my upcoming Holiday Give-Away, some Christmas gift art projects (which I will be showing after Christmas), and Christmas gift shopping. So, lots, lots, lots going on and so that’s why I am showing you some past work this week.

This drawing is one I did for an assignment on cross-hatching back in college. I think it’s from 2001 or 2002. If you look real close you’ll notice that nothing is actually shaded in this drawing, but is all just a series of cross-hatched lines overlapping one another in varying amounts of layers to create dimension and the look of being shaded.


The first thing you need to do when creating a drawing like this is to evaluate the highlights and shadows that occur, and then create yourself a scale of about 7 to 10 shades from your brightest highlight (white) to your darkest shadow (black). You only need one HB pencil to do this. It’s best to choose an image that demonstrates a high contrast so that you will have that range from white to black. Once you’ve done that, you can then draw a light, rough outline of your drawing and also block out the different areas in your drawing for each shade on your scale.

So there ya go! That’s my art post for the week. ;) Hopefully next week I will have time for creating something new to show you all. If you missed last week’s Art Series post, just click here to take you there! Also check me out on facebook (click here) and give me a thumbs up on my page. Head over to twitter and follow me there; @TheCreativeGlow. You may or may not have read last week that I’m a lil’ lonely over there :(. And for a whole lot more fun with art, hair, make-up, crafts and all kinds of creative videos subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here! I’ll have a new Christmas tutorial uploaded for you guys in a couple days (so put your crafty pants back on) and, as I mentioned, a little Holiday Give-Away starting very shortly.

Happy Holidays and I’ll be talking to you again very soon! ;)

Holiday Hugs and Smooches
Samantha ♡


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