So really to get your object pop, you need
some strong highlight and shadows otherwise it’s going to look flat. So this will really
help you and what you’re going to use is your handy kneaded eraser which you can sort of
knead it into a little point like this and dark soft pencil. So we’re going to take the
tip and go in and really add some highlights on this down here and when that is black, you can turn it over
and come over here and you have another highlight here, you got some here around the edges.
This is something to really go in and play with you’re doing the blending and you’re
adding and taking away you can even use your finger to smudge a little bit. But try to
really get in there and get some good lights and if you have to knead your eraser a couple
of times cause you are going to be picking up a lot of the graphite. So go ahead and
get in there and really try to get the feeling of that shape. Then we’re going to go in with the pencil
and really get those darks in there to really make it pop, around the edges and around the leaf up here, the little stem.
Just play with the shapes it’s really easy to just go rather quickly don’t really get
to involve you can practice these over and over and get the hang of seeing what is there.
Not drawing what you think is there but actually seeing these shadows and exploring the shapes
You can go back in after that with your smudge tool and soften up these shadows as well.