A load of balls

Learning to draw

I’d like to learn to draw. So I’ve bought Kister’s You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less. In it, he asks you to draw a plane, a house, and a bagel before you start the course. Here they are. These are all drawn on an iPad Pro, using an Apple Pencil and Procreate. They are rubbish.

Initial Test

Lesson 1 is about the sphere. Here’s my first attempt:


Then he asks you to apply that to drawing an apple, which in my case accidentally looks like its made from chromium:

Lesson 1 - Apple

Lesson 2 is all about overlapping spheres. The idea here is to pick out “nook and cranny” shading to identify, separate and define the different objects. Here’s my first stab:

Lesson 2 - Overlapping Spheres

Lesson 3 steps it up to multiple spheres, and introduces perspective. Here, I’ve used my finger to smooth the shading to create a metallic or glassy finish:

Lesson 3 - Advanced Level Spheres

In the Lesson 3 challenge, he invites you to have … fun with spheres. Here’s what I came up with. I screwed up a bit and filled the sky black after drawing in it - it’s created artefacts that wouldn’t have been there if I’d drawn the black sky first. But it’s not rubbish:

Lesson 3 - Planet Thing