My (beginner's!) star technique
Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:51 PM
Also, in addition to my non-circular stars, I wanted to have a better way of representing brightness than I had. So far, whether I used bigger dots or darker dots was kinda at random.
After drawing more dots this evening than I ever have in my life, I'm happy with the shape of my dots. I've also developed a three-degree brightness scale.
Here is what seems to be working well for me:
Faint stars: 2H pencil with very light pressure and a quick twirl. This produces a light, yet visible dot on the paper.
Medium stars: 2H pencil with a circle drawn for about 2 seconds.
Bright stars: HB pencil with a circle drawn for about 2 seconds.
For me, the star drawn with the HB graphite as the same size as the medium star with the 2H graphite produces a much more convincing brighter star than just making a larger 2H circle.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:57 AM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:53 PM