One of my greatest weaknesses in drawing is contrast. I don’t have enough of it in my drawings and for some reason I never quite understood how to improve. But yesterday I found a little exercise that I can grasp. I found it through wikihow, of all websites.
I had ten boxes, but it seemed I could go one more darker so my Tonal Scale goes to 11.
The article simply said that every drawing should have the number one box, which is white and the last one, then the mid tones basically takes care of themselves. It’s so simple, but this was something I had never thought about.
I decided to fix a drawing with this information and chose the Emily Blunt drawing I did a couple weeks ago. So here’s the before and after:
It pops a little more and I’m excited about this. Lesson learned!