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Foundations of Pencil Drawing for kids - Tone basics - 5 week course (Week One)

teacher avatar Joe McMenamin, Artist - Illustrator - Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      The tone bar


    • 3.

      Tone by numbers


    • 4.

      Tone buy numbers cont.


    • 5.

      Continuous tone


    • 6.

      Toning a circle


    • 7.

      Drawing an apple


    • 8.

      Finishing the apple


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In this class you will learn the basics of creating tone with a pencil. We will cover the different tonal values with a tone bar and learn about how to make objects look 3D. Then we will finish the class by using your new skills to draw a realistic apple.

This is the first class in a series of 5 that make up the Foundations of pencil drawing for kids.

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Joe McMenamin

Artist - Illustrator - Teacher


I am an artist, a teacher, a dad and creativity is something I apply to all of those things. For 14 years I was known as Mr Mac the art teacher, getting teenagers amped up about making and learning from them as much as they learnt from me.

Then in 2017 I did something I had dreamt of in those ‘what if?’ moments we all have. I stepped away from being a secondary school teacher and I put on my artist hat full time. I have pursued my love of organic, flowing patterns, diving into painting, drawing, making a beautiful mess with dyes and printmaking.

In my Feilding studio I follow a few different creative pathways. I might pick up an ink pen and let my mark making lead me to some intricate doodling. Native birds take flight – my pen imagines their song and nau... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hey guys, joined the community in here and welcome to the Foundations of Pinto flooring for kids. This is a five-week course that I taught originally, live on Zoom. And now I have all the recorded videos up here on the website. So this five classes that were taught over five weeks in each of the classes is going to go through a different kind of pencil drawing. That is really going to lay the foundation for your skills in drawing with pencil. The first-class that we're gonna do is really just pizza bisects it. So we're going to learn about tone. We're going to learn about blending tone, and then we're going to draw an apple. The second class we're gonna do is it all about drawing faces. And I'm gonna teach you some of the different structure and some of the proportions of the face. And we're going to finish up by drawing a frozen cartoon character, which will be a lot of fun. The third week is all about drawing landscape. We're going to learn about how to draw and perspective 12 perspective. And then we're going to draw us really cool old bomb cottage and a Scottish landscape. That's gonna be really fun. The fourth week we're going to learn about observational drawing, which is where you look at something and you copy it on your page. We're gonna be looking at a few different objects. You can practice along with the drawing. You can go and find your own objects in through that as well. Really see to upskill observational drawing. Then in the last week of the course, we're going to be drawing a king fisher birds. During birds is one of my favorite things to do and I'm gonna teach you all about the basic shapes. Feeling in adding tone and then adding in the feathery textures to make it look really detailed. So hopefully you guys really enjoyed this five weeks of classes learning about the foundations of pizza drawing. There's so much fun to be had during my pencil and it's such an easy thing to do. When you have learned some of the skills, you guys will be able to do some amazing drawings as well. So let's get started on our first class, which is the basics of pencil drawing. Hey guys joined the commitment hit for the last week in this series of five classes, I'm gonna teach you how to draw. I came fishing boat. And you probably know if you've seen my app before, I loved drawing and painting birds. So this is something really special for me. This photo is actually seen ten by one of my students. Yeah, it's a really cool black and white photo of a king fisher. And I'm going to teach you how to draw the basic shapes. Had to kind of fill in and draw the rest of the bird. We're going to talk about the texture and the fetus, and the tone and all the details as well. So hopefully by the end of the class today, you'll have an amazingly detailed finished drawing of a king fisher. Kids started. 2. The tone bar: What we're gonna do is we're starting off with if you've got like an HB or a to B pencil, so something that's reasonably sharp. Notice not a really soft pencil. We're going to start off and we are going to draw it. We're going to use a ruler. We're going to draw a line about halfway across FH, just like this. We're going to come down a little bit. And then we're going to draw another line. You guys can see what I'm doing. Then we're going to draw some boxes. So we're gonna draw 123, five boxes like that. Now if you don't have a ruler, that's okay, you can just free hand it on there. That'll be totally fine guys. But you should have five little boxes along the top of your page. Now what I want you to do is I want you to number those boxes. Okay, guys, So at the top, above them, just right, 1234 and you use that five. Alright, this is pretty basic so far, I'm sure you guys are just so we've got five boxes now here's where we get a little bit different. I'm going to swap over now to my six B pencil. Now, six BE. Let me just quickly explain that. The higher the number before the be, the softer the pencil is. That just makes it look even darker. A six P's, a nice soft pencil. If you've got an HB or this is what this other one's a three dB will be harder, so it won't be as software as Doc. I'm using a 6-bit about you guys just use what you have there in front of you. I want you to color in the number five square really dark. Just go for it. Rarely doc. Try and stay in the lines if you can. We know the lines a little bit. So basically as dark as you can do it without ripping the paper. All right, cool. Now I want you to go down to number one. Now this one is different. I want you to I want you to color this one is light as you possibly can. Okay, so number one, square, super light, really like and you guys do that. All right, Now what we're gonna do is the in-between squares. We're going to scale it up. I'm gonna do the three square mixed and that one's gonna be like a middle, a medium, dark. Now you can go back over it and you can keep adding on more paint so as you go, that's fine. But about sort of this, if you guys can see on my screen, you see the difference. All right. Hopefully you guys are still with me. Now on the number two, you guessed it. We're doing an in-between the lightest and the three. It's like, just try and guess the tone which is in-between those two tones. There we go, Perfect guys, That's CO. Doesn't matter if it's not really tidy. It's just about practice and getting the tone right. And then the four is gonna be pretty dark, but not as dark as five. Fill that one in. You might need to go back over the four couple of times so that it looks like like that dark but not like the five. The five is like really, really dark. Okay. Hopefully you guys are still with me. So do you want to give me a thumbs up if that's all looking good, you're happy with it. You keeping up, okay. All right. I don't think I'm going to faster this point. I think you guys are doing great, well done. 3. Tone by numbers: Okay, so we have those 55 stages there. Now we're going to go into something called tone by numbers. Okay, so we're gonna draw a cylinder. Now, here's how we draw the cylinder. You were watching, you're ready. We're going to start off with an oval for the top. Just do it. Not too big like that. Then you're going to use your ruler and you're going to draw the sides of it. Now, I'm imagining it like a like a cane, like a pineapple or something. The bottom has to be curved as well like that. Draw that guys. I forgot to switch back to my sharp pencil, but if you can draw with whatever pencil is fine, so draw your cylinder like that. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to use a ruler like this. So get your ruler along the side. And we're going to roll down eight lines. Ready guys watching this starting of the each just go a little bit in and do 13456 c if and the last one is usually a bit skinny because you run out of space, but that's fine. So eight different lines. You don't get the exact number, right. Don't stress guys, it's not that important. Okay? So we're gonna have, we're gonna outlines. Now we're going to number the spaces. So this little, the first space on the left is gonna be a five. The next spaces of 4321, we're not numbering the lines. We're numbering these spaces in here on the cylinder 2345. Just number them along the bottom of the cylinder light bear. Hopefully you guys can see that. All right. Here we go. I'll bring it up a little closer. You get to see what I'm talking about. You should have your cylinder with the lines and your numbers for each gap. Now what we're gonna do guys, is we're going to transfer the color from, or the tone, sorry, from the squeezes into these little gaps. So fives are easiest to start with socio foot back to my dark paints, almost 65 on the edge. I'm going to do five. And I'm going to color in that space. Super dark. What I've done. That's pretty easy. Hey guys, you can you can transfer that five to there. And the same on the other side. The outside number is a five as well. Awesome. You guys are doing, sorry, well, awesome. You've probably guessed it. Number one is gonna be as light as possible, super light. You just got one should have 11 in the middle. If you've got like if you've done lines and you will end up with one. I want you to fill in the rest of these ****** with the numbers that relate to the tone. So number two is up here, a little bit darker than the one. Number three is a bit darker again. Number four, pretty dark, but not as dark as the five. You guys see what's happening on my example one, it's actually starting to go from dark through the light in the middle. Do that on both sides. It doesn't matter what order you do them in really. You can go from light to dark or you can go from dark to light. Just make sure each little space relates to the number from this tone bar that we did at the top. And it's called a tone bar. A little bit dark. Just going to leave the top of the cylinder white. We're going to leave it the paint, the color of the paper, because that's where most of the light comes from up at the top. Just while people are finishing that off quickly, I'm going to just just real quick talk about the PSO. If you look at the end of your pencil, look really closely, probably not gonna be able to say might very well. Do you notice how this is like a really nice smooth black bird on the bottom. You guys seeing that? What happens is if you've got a really self paint, so you will end up with a really smooth flat but right on the bottom of the PSO. And that's really good for getting these soft tones that we're trying to draw. That's awesome. Now, what do you notice about this cylinder now? The shape of it. Do you guys, we're gonna look more 3D? Kinda does. And why, the reason why that happens is because at brain knows that shapes like this get darker around the edges and the lighter in the middle. So it's really just like a trick. It's like an allusion to be able to show you that it make it pertained to look 3D. Awesome guys. We're gonna we're gonna carry on. If you're not keeping up, don't worry. You'll get a chance. We'll have a chance to refresh a little bit later. 4. Tone buy numbers cont.: Flip over tea shop Pizza now. So if you've got a second paint, so this time we're going to do a cone. Now we're staying on this sort of staying on this half of the page still. How we do the cone is this. We do a curved bottom just like the cylinder. But we use a ruler to draw two sides. So you do a point up here and you draw one side, two sides. You guys say that the current has to straight sides and a curved bottom like that vein. We're gonna draw our lines in it. So how many lines to your camera drawing 12345678 lines. Now you guys are already experts at this. So show me how good you can do it. I want you to tone these are I want you to number them and then turn them just like the cylinder. Okay. So you're gonna have five on the inch 54321. Going like that. Now, if you didn't do enough lines, you might end up at a four on the edge. That's okay. That's not the end of the world, guys. That's totally fine. We've got a nice cone. Now, start adding in the tone. So number five, just like the cylinder. Let's look at the cylinder. Number five is gonna be real dark, super dark. Now, just careful that you keep it nice and sharp as it comes all the way up to the top by the point, it gets a bit trickier out there, doesn't it? Kinda have to use the very end of the pizza. Coming down to the four. You just do it in your own time guys. So just carry on through filling in each of those shapes. Those areas need to do more for. But doc, just remember with the one to the one is light as you possibly can. It's so light that it's almost like a pencil is not even touching the paper. Alright, now I'm a really fast drawer guys, so I'm going to be faster than you, but that's all right. You keep going. And I'll give you guys a chance to catch up the debt, sort of how it's going to look when you're finished. Alright, so keep, keep filling that in guys. But give me a thumbs up once you've finished the cone. So I know that some of you have finished the cone and we're ready for the next picture. All right. Good work, guys. Yeah, I'm getting a bunch of you saying that you're good. So that's cool. If you're not finished it, that's okay. Just keep working on it and you can catch up as we go along. All right? Even if you don't see the other cool thing guys is that I'm actually filming this class as well. And so I'm going to put this up on my website so you guys can go back and watch this whenever you want. If you feel like you're getting too far behind, don't worry, you can come back and watch it later. Okay, Cool. Now we're going to get a little bit hotter. Okay, so let's flip over to a sharp pencil. Everyone needs to start on this now so we can all be up to the same place. Now we're going to do a circle and we're going to turn it into a ball. What we're gonna do is like this, draw your circle down the bottom. It doesn't matter if you circle is not perfect. If it ends up looking a bit egg-shaped, that's fine. All right. Now, for this one, what we're gonna do is we're going to draw a four smaller circles inside this big circle. Here's how we're gonna do it. Watching this, we're going to draw. We're going to say the light is coming from this side like this, this error. We're going to do one little, little circle here. Then we're going to do another circle here, 123. And the fourth one is gonna go around like that. Let me hold that up a little bit closer if you guys see do you guys see what I'm talking about? Okay, so try and draw that now yourself. You got one big circle to start out. And you've got four smallest circles that are inside that big one. I see how they sort of laying closer to one side and that's where the light is going to come from. Guys, you're doing really well. By the way, this is, this can be quite tricky learning all these new skills, aim your drone your circles. Now what we're gonna do is starting off with the little circle, that little baby circle there is gonna be number one, just like our tone bar. Start off really super lightly, light as possible. Number two, the second, the second ring is going to be number two. So that's gonna be like our number two tone. You guys, you guys got the idea and I write number three, it gets a bit darker. Nice. Keep working your way out so you get to number five right at the edge. I wonder if any of you guys are finding this too easy. If you finding this too easy, why don't you give me a thumbs up? Just to give me an idea. Couple of thumbs downs. That's fine. Okay, cool. So what I'll say to those people who think it's a bit easy, this is actually still really good practice to be able to just start off with a good foundation. So we are definitely going to get into more complicated drawing and hotter drawing. But once everyone knows this stuff, yeah, everyone will be much better at the hardest stuff. Just keep keep bearing with it. Even if it's too easy, just keep following it along. Then I'm up to number five now I'm up to my last outside ring, so real dark press really hard when you do that one. You can hear the Pinto just going for an eye. Kind of drawing outside the frame there. All right. Cool. Look something like that, guys. Yeah. Okay. If you've got your camera on, why don't you hold it up to the screen? You just give me a little give me a little look. That'd be cool. Nice work guys. Yeah, Awesome. Hey, that's really cool. It's cool to see what you guys are drawing well-done. You guys are keeping up code. Okay, Awesome. So let's carry on. So what we're gonna do now if you, if you are like if you've struggled a bit with that and it's a little bit too hard, then that's okay. You can keep going and you can remember, you can watch a video later on and just sort of keep practicing it. 5. Continuous tone: In the next thing we're gonna do, we're gonna actually come right back to new thing. Now, we've done our first thing. This is called tone by numbers. Now I'm gonna do this on the same page, but if you've run out of room on your page, get a new piece of paper. You'll see what we're gonna do. Okay? So grab your sharp pencil guys, whatever it is, shop I'm using a three baby. You could use an HB or something like that. We're going to draw another tone bar here. About the same size as the first one. But the differences were not gonna have any of the squares in there this time. We're just going to have a long continuous bar like that. What we're gonna do here, this is where we're gonna get a little bit tricky, guys. We are going to number it five on the right-hand side and one on the left-hand side from five to one. Now, this is a bit that you have to watch. If you guys want to watch, watch me nice and closely. What we're gonna do now is we're going to tone with the pencil from five to one, but we're not gonna do it in the stapes like this. We're gonna do it continuously. Here's how you do it. You start off pressing really hard like this. So you have my pizza was going back and forth. I mean, you go you just move your pencil forward a little bit at a time. What I'm doing, and as you get closer and closer to the one, you press the lighter and lighter. Getting down to the one you should be getting really nice and soft and light like there. Now if it's not dark enough, unless the end you can carry on, you can go back over it again. Debt actually mine is looking pretty good, actually, I'm pretty happy with it. Could maybe be a little bit darker through the middle, so just a bit more tone in here. Awesome. Okay, so it should look something like this, guys. Alright, so draw yours. Now. Draw your continuous tone bar going from a five down to a one. I will just give you guys a minute as minute or so to catch up on that. Just give me a thumbs up when you guys have done that continuous tone bar, so I know. Yeah, good work. Gamma, I can see that that looks great. Nice. Cool. Yeah, thanks for the thumbs up. That's cool. You can see a few of you guys. I can see some of your name's Matthew thin or I could work tank. Su-8 is called continuous tone. And this is where we start to get into a bit more of a detailed sort of way of drawing. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to take this and try, and try it out. In real life, we're going to draw another cylinder. Remember, oval top, two sides and curved bottom. It doesn't really matter whether you draw a squashed cylinder or a really long one. It doesn't really matter to me. This time. All we're gonna do is on each side down the bottom, you write five. In the middle, you write one. Okay? And that's what we're gonna be doing. We're gonna be going from a five to a one. And from a five to a one. You guys understand? Just like the continuous time we did here. Let me see. What is what have do this. I'm going to start off like this. Start off like this. Now the cool thing about pizza, as you can layer it up, you don't actually have to start off super dark. I'm going to start off probably about a three maybe. I'm gonna just do that soft tone into the one in the middle. Hey, does anyone go to saw a hand from drawing stuff? You guys are doing a right? Hopefully if you've been doing my Facebook live classes, you've probably been doing lots of drawing, but yeah, sometimes you can give us a handle if you're not used to drawing. If you need to just stretch your hands out, you could maybe just stand up, have a bit of a stretch. We're about halfway through the class, guys, you're doing super well. If you need to have a straight She's taken a minute. Keep drawing. Okay. Here we go. I'm going from my five on the e1 through the tones to a one. And I'm just building it up like I'm starting off a bit light. I'm starting at about a three. And then I'm going to build it up to a five. If the side. Now I find it easier to stop doc and go forward with my life. So I like to flip my page around now, just like this. And again, start on the five or start dock on the side, and then go forward. Now, just so that you guys know won't work if you draw this way, see how I'm doing it now this is the wrong way. If you go sideways like this, you'll end up with little lines. You have to go, you have to draw it like this in line with the side. Then build up the darkness on the page. Awesome, you guys are doing so well. This is a really important skill to learn guys. If you can master this skill, then you'll be able to draw so many amazing things. It might, even if it seems a bit boring right now. Don't worry, because it'll get more interesting as we go along. Now, you see what's happening. Now if you look at the screen, you'll see how we've got the same effect on this continuous cylinder is we have got on the tone by numbers cylinder. If you squint your eyes, they look the same. But this continuous one looks more realistic. It doesn't it? It looks better. It looks more cola. All right, so that's what we're aiming for there is that continuous tone. 6. Toning a circle: Alright, now, we're not going to do the cone. We're gonna leave the current out. We're gonna go on to the ball. All right? You guys guessed it. I'm going to have your ball, you circle, but you're not going to draw any of the circles in the middle. Now what I want you to do is just choose your direction of your light. Just to actually leads. Just hold on a seat before we start on the ball. One of the things that tells us that something's 3D is that you can tell the direction of the light. Okay. Let me, if I jump back onto this one here. What happens is when you see an object, you know, generally that is lighter above, so the light is coming from the top and it's going to be darker so to underneath. If you have a rounded shape, you know, like I mentioned, like a soccer ball or something. It's gonna be really dark underneath and it's gonna be really light on the top. Does that make sense? That's what we're trying to do is we're trying to create that illusion. We said like satellite magicians, actually, be honest. Um, we're trying to credit, so we've got the light's coming from the top. Just do a little arrow if you want. The way to do this as you start, your tone bars are actually from here, coming all the way through to that little circle of light in the middle. And then you've got to do those going, but they're going all the way around the bowl. We definitely getting into more complicated drawing now. See if you can do it. This is your big teeth. Do you big chance? Start turning that ball and trying to make it look 3D. I'm gonna give you guys like five minutes to do this because this is the hardest thing we've done so far. Don't worry if you haven't, you know, very quick, we're going to spend a bit of time on this one. Now, some of you might have already done this, but we are going to do a little bit of smudging on this ball. But not just yet, we'll just, let's just do the sketching first. Because people, sometimes people will do a bit too much smudgy, smudgy. We don't want to do that. Now, remember on the tone by numbers ball here. It does go from dark to light up the top near the light source, but it's very skinny. We've got, we've got to have that up here too. So we're gonna have a little bit of dark, but it fades the light really quickly. See what I mean. You're starting to look 3D. Cool. Keep on drawing guys, doing really well. All right, guys, as we work on there, now, one of the things is that if you're quite young, then you might be finding this really hard. That's okay. You guys just, just like practice it and just try and improve your skills. We're gonna be drawing something in a minute, in a couple of minutes. So we're actually going to draw an apple, which will be pretty fun. But for now, if you're finding it a bit hard, just yeah, just bear with me while we do it. All right. I'm what I'm gonna do. I'm just going to give you guys I'm going to connect up the chat so you guys can check if you want. But what I want you to do is just use the chat not to each other, but just use a chair. You've got a question. If you've got something that you're not sure how to do, you've got a question about what we're learning. You guys can pop that in there. Now I've got someone here who can have a look for me and just like, tell me what everyone's saying. But let's not use the chat to be silly, okay guys, because we were focused on doing our art. You see how guys we can see how I'm just slowly building up, building up the tone, see how that board is looking like real data. Now I was looking at real 3D. Let's hopefully you all guys ones are starting to come together as well. If you want to do but a smudgy. Smudgy. Yeah, cool. That looks really good. Jp mix. Not sure if it's like you're running. But anyway, what I want you guys to do for this smudgy, smudgy, what you do is just use your finger or fingers have like natural oils which is really good for smudging. What you do. Watch what I'm doing now. Just put your finger on and you just swirl around in a circle. Try not to go too far outside of the ball, just keep it inside. You see what happens. It starts to smooth out some of the paint so you start to get real super detailed. Co I'm pretty happy with how this actually looking now. I'll just give you guys another minute to finish that off. Wow. Joshua, That looks awesome, dude. Well done. Yeah, that's cool. All right. Thanks, guys. Thanks for someone who just did the mine looks really good. Yeah, There's totally at I am the teacher of the skills, so I can show you guys how to do it. So don't worry about trying to make it as perfect as mine, but just like try and improve on your own drawing skills. Awesome. Alright guys, so just send me a thumbs up when you, when you have finished doing that, toning the bolt, that circle so I know that you're done. Good. Okay, so we're getting a good number of people. Let me just jump on. Sweet. Okay, this though, some of you that are still going. Okay. So just keep working on a guy. So give me another minute just to kind of work on that. I tell you what we'll do. We'll do a little extinction for the people who have finished. What we're gonna do just to make it even cooler is we're going to add a shadow. The shadow comes down in the opposite direction from the light. So seeing my lights coming over here Is my son code. Just make sure you stay muted. Okay, everyone, because we don't want to have the noise coming through on the opposite side to the light. Here's how you do it. You do a little curve like this. Bomb. The curve looks like that. Then you just fill them in and really softly with the pencil. This is our chance to really get involved with the smudging because we want that shadow to look nice and soft and blended. Okay, So really priesthood with your finger to try and smudge that went down. Nice. You got to see what she said. Oh, here did a shadow. Be looking something like that? Oh, yeah. Good work team. Yeah. Nice. Yeah. Just make sure the shadow goes all the way underneath the ball there. It's nice and dark around there. And get it really nice as smudgy in there as well. Okay. All right. Awesome work skills part of our project today, guys. So basically this is all I practicing. What we're gonna do is each class that we do, we're gonna be learning some skills and we're gonna be practicing some skills. Alright, Thanks Emma, That looks really good. So what we're going to do if you are behind this, okay guys, don't worry about that. You'll be able to catch up because we're gonna be doing a longer, longer drawing now. We're gonna do some skills first and then we're going to do like an actual drawing, alright. 7. Drawing an apple: Do you guys want to see the actual drawing that we're gonna do today? You guys ready for it? You might need a fresh piece of paper. I'm going to put that over there. Come a fresh piece of paper here. Alright, here it is. Awesome. Check it out. Hopefully you guys are seeing my screen nice and big on your screen. This is an L. Pretty easy. I would say you guys actually know how to draw this already because we've been practicing it hates. But what we're gonna do this, a few little extra things that we're gonna do. We're gonna use some of the skills we practice and then we're also going to add some other things that, all right, so how do we set this up? What we're gonna do, I'm gonna have this on my screen so you guys can see it well, good. Hopefully that's good. They're starting off with the sharp pencil. We're going to, we're going to sketch this now. How do you do this? How do we even do this? First of all, you're going to try and make it about the same size. Alright? And we're going to just start off like this. Move your hand around and around in a circle shape. Now, isn't, it isn't an exact circle really, isn't this apple? It's kind of a bit different. So what we're gonna do is we're going to flatten out at the top a little bit just like that. Pretty close to a circle, but it's not quiet a circle. And then also the bottom is a slightly more pointy. There we go. Now, do you guys notice how I drew hates of light little lines there? Those are like my sort of guidelines to start off. So I can actually just use my rubber and I can rub out some of those extra lines that I don't need anymore. Now because then it's like out of the way, you've just got the shape of the epithelium. Now obviously we've got our little stalk coming up, which looks pretty cool. We've got to draw the little circle where they stalk comes out. It's like a little circle like that. Then just copy the stalk. It's coming out of that hole. It's got a little fat, but there they have Fitbits where it attaches to the tree. Hopefully you guys are on board with it. Nice. Now they did kinda looks at something that looks fine. You guys notice how there's these lines coming down on the side of the apple. Yeah, I'll show you an example of that. If you imagine like a basketball, Let's plug this over. You guys have mentioned like a basketball like this or a beach ball. It might have a line that straight in the middle. But as it goes out more a curved out like that. You guys see what I'm talking about there? Those are called contour lines. Those are the lines that follow the shape of the ball as it spins around though, they'll change one that they'll become more straight. But those lines like that kind of tell us the shape of it. You can see a few of those lines on the app. Okay, so we're just going to sketch those in, just like this sketching. Curving out. In the middle there, almost stripe there pretty much a strike down the cubing outline that go. Now the good thing about drawing an apple guys is that every Apple will look slightly different. So it doesn't matter if your apples like No perfect. All right, awesome. So now we're going to switch over to F6 baby or whatever a soft pencil is. We're going to start doing the shading now with the light coming from guys. Can you guess? Coming from the bottom? Know it's coming from this side, isn't it at the top? And you can tell because there's that nice white patch there that highlight. It's kinda coming from the front and also the side. Because you can see where it's in shadow on the opposite side actually you can tell because the shadows coming off on here. What we're gonna do is we're just going to start adding a tone. And just like we did with the bowl, we're going to add in our shading starting on this side here, and we're going to work it back into the middle. Coase's start adding shading in. Remember that you can start off nice and lightly guys, you can start off with like kind of a three level shading tone and then build it up more as you go along. It's good not to rush this part of it, guys because you don't want it too. You don't want to do it too hard, too soon because otherwise, it's really hard to rub those bots out. Now, see these a little bit of duck over here, even though the light is coming from this side, is still a little bit of dark where it goes around the corner, around the edge like that. Now, what's going to happen around the Stoke? But any ideas? How are we going to draw that? But it's gonna be a little bit tricky. Yeah. What we're gonna do is we're gonna make that Stoke, but really not the actual stalk. But like the better around the store going to make that really dark. Like a five doc. Then we're going to fade that five out really fast, just like this. Now the reason it's a five is because it's going like inside the apple. So it's kinda like in shadow. You can see that there's a big kind of shady pot up here as well. So we can just draw, just draw that in, turn that in. Alright. Now we're gonna do a little trick with this highlight. We're gonna use the rubber later on. So just don't worry if you get a bit of tone over there. Don't forget about the smudging two guys. We want to try and smooth out the sample, wouldn't get it nice and nice and toned. What do you think? How is yours looking? It's looking all right. Is it looking like an like an apple? Maybe, maybe not. Keeping on drawing? My impulse go like a weird lump on the side. A. I mean, I could just rub that out a bit, make it at least the lumpy might get at least a lumpy. Yours looks like a pumpkin. Okay, that's cool. Probably not too different to draw a pumpkin is drawing an apple. You can draw just some big rounded, but it's almost side. Maybe you could do like a Halloween pumpkin. Debbie, funny. Keep looking at my example Picture guys to get the kind of idea of how it's supposed to look. I've kind of been like all around mine and I've edited and some tone, and I've done a little bit of the shading, a little bit of the smudging, and a little bit of the shading. But what I'm gonna do now is I'm going to build up more dark tone around the bottom. I'm gonna I'm gonna do another layer of Dr. and I'm just going to get real doc in here or we can just like a five right down the bottom. Real dog. Now if you do really dark tone, it's going to give it a really nice contrast. So I don't know if you guys have heard that word before. By contrast, in a drawing, it makes it look really good. Nice. Looking pretty good. Looking pretty banging. Alright, you keep working on yours. 8. Finishing the apple: And don't forget about those, some of those shapes to those little curves. Now, if you look at an apple, if you imagine like a real apple, do you think it's like a perfectly smooth like clean surface? No, that's right. It's not as it it's got like little, little bits of color, a little bits of empathy, fictions and stuff. So you can notice on here how there's all these little marks. We can add those in. So just like this guy, so what you do in a little bit of a bit of a mark here, and just remember that it kind of make those marks go inline without curves in line with our contour lines. Maybe there's more of them where it's dark, so more down the bottom like this. Now don't worry if yours isn't looking amazing guys. This is about learning and practicing. So just keep trying to put those techniques that I've telling you. Keep trying to put them into place and you will notice your drawing will get better and better. So don't worry if it's not looking amazing in the moment. By the end of five weeks, you guys are gonna be so good at drawing. You're going to be impressing everyone. Now what we're gonna do is we're just going to add a little bit of detail in. So I'm going to do, do you notice how there's this thought, right? The bottom of the stalk is darker because it's on that side away from the light. I'm just going to make a dark line on the bottom of the stalk. It's kind of a bit small to shade it. I'm not going to really worry about toning it. I'm just going to add a dark line there. Then I'm going to add this little shadow with stalk shadow comes, you can see here just really lightly curve that shadow over there. Not much, there's not much to it. But what it does is it makes, kind of imagine that this is a realistic, a real apple with a real shadow. Guys get what I'm saying. Now we need to add an out really cool looking shadow under here. So remember how to do it. The light is coming from this direction, so curve is gonna come out like this. You're just going to fill it up with some tone. Probably keep it pretty light. So I would say like about one or two even. You guys know the trick. You use your finger. Get a bit of smudgy, smudgy. Doing so well, guys, we've only got about five minutes to go. So you're doing super well. You're hanging in there. Smudgy, smudgy. I want to make it a bit darker down here, just underneath the applesauce, like, looks better. Alright guys, just got to make sure that way it will stay muted, please. Robert guys, doing super well. Okay, so we've got a shadow there. This is looking nearly done. I'm actually super happy with how this is looking. Now what I'm gonna do If you guys might not have a rubber and eraser. But if you do, what you can do is grab it. Just so over here, we've got the highlight on the apple. We're just going to do it, but we're not gonna do it too hard. So we're going to rub around, but we're gonna make it a bit softer on the edges. Here. See what I mean. You can even smudge a little bit around the edges of that rubber. You can rub it out nice and solid in the middle. But we don't want to really sharp line. But yeah, then they actually looks pretty good. And then if you notice there's a few little white highlights up here around the top. So I'm just going to do that as well. Little highlight there. Couple little highlights here. Nice. You can actually draw with your Robert, did you know that we might do some more of that later on, but you can draw into your shading just by drawing with the corner. Awesome. All right, good work team. So I'm gonna say that that is finished now that drawing, if you've if you've got your camera on, you can hold it up and show me so I can get a little look. Nice. Yeah. Turn your cameras on, guys and let's have a look. Oh, well done. Super good men. So detailed. Molly, good work model. Okay. I'm seeing other people. Wow. Nice to many of you guys to name, but you guys are doing so well. You've done, you've learned these amazing skills just now and you've actually turn them into some cool. I'm just going to flip my camera around to wrap us up. Alright, good work. Today, guys. Hold on. Let me just seven here. Alright, cool. So today we've been, we've been doing tone here, We've been done out. It started off with that tone by numbers. So you remember we did the steeps from five to one. This is where we need the contrast, really dark tones and really light tones. We did that practice tone by numbers, and then we did all the, the practicing of the continuous tone here. So let's get a little bit more complicated when you do that. But I think you guys did circle well on that. I mean, obviously we drew apples. Yeah. I think that I think you guys have done really well from what I'm saying. Alright, now, if you guys love to draw and you're, hopefully you're doing this because you love to draw and you want to keep bidder. So what will be cool is if I give you guys a little bit of homework, is it all right? Can I do that? Your homework this week? We're going to be I'll see you again in awake your homework this week is you're going to draw a piece of fruit from harm. Can be any kind of fruit at all. It can be a banana, it could be an orange, could be a watermelon. I didn't know you guys choose whatever fruits lying around. And I want you to use some of those skills and techniques that were pregnant today and do a really good detailed pencil drawing of the fruit.