Now I understand that the use of line and tone within a drawing can be incredibly useful but how do I move away from just using line and start using tone as well?
I am confident in doing just line work and I'm improving but its missing the next step. I want to start incorporating tone into my drawings, I understand the theory of modelling factors, (highlight, half-tone, dark half-tone,turning plane, dark half-tone reflected light, accent and finally cast shadow) or at least I thought I did because unless you can do it physically does that mean you really understand the theory behind something?
Well I have been doing still life studies and modelling forms of the ball, box, cone and cylinder etc. so learning to match values is coming along and making them look three dimensional, though how do I apply that into the human form?
I am still learning the anatomy of the figure though without tone its still just line and lacks any form.
So where do I go from here? When I try to study from photographs (pixel lovely) I'll do a nice line of the drawing but then when come to rendering it it just all goes to hell...
I was supposed to be joining a life drawing group in the spring when their next intake was but due to funding being cut you can only attend the life drawing classes if are taking art in college or university. (That was the only one I was able to get to without having to travel three hours out of the way due to working hours) So that's not an option any more well when it comes to studying the nude figure anyway's.
Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Though some mentoring would be awesome and would be very willing to pay for your time.