Hi Brent! First off, thank you so much for your drawing course series, nearly at the end!!
I currently do not have access to any traditional art supplies - I do have a few pencils of course - but I'd rather prefer using my tablet.
That being said, the following assignments were done digitally using a pencil texture brush and a soft round eraser. I did not use any smudge tool to help with the blending.
My stylus was using pressure sensitivity, so I could slowly build up my values.
Value Scale - White and grey background
Terminator - Manual value wash and color fill
My first attempt at layering light values. Harder than expected, and I was still tweaking my texture settings.
This is when I really got the hang of layering smooth and soft edges.
Light and Shadow - Full renders on grey and white backgrounds
That was overall a fun exercise! That's my first time rendering simple forms to such level of realism, as I really spent more time on the details of every soft and hard edges.
Thanks, and see you on the next and last course!