Hey, folks! It’s Brandon Schaefer.
大家好 我是Brandon Schaefer
Welcome to the drawing series videos.
This is the first one, kind of an introduction and some materials,
but we are gonna get into some drawing here shortly.
So what I have here in front of me,
just a few things to get started with drawing.
And that would be a small sketchbook.
This one is five by eight pretty much.
You could also get a bigger one.
You know, eight by ten or whatever.
So you’re definitely gonna need some sketchbooks.
Also, the next important thing are the pencils.
So you can find a little drawing set,
pretty much anywhere.
So a little drawing set,
usually you can find some, a bunch of different pencils,
and they come with an eraser and a pencil sharpener,
We’ll go over what all the different
kinds of leads and pencils mean later in a different video.
So pick up some of those,
you know, or you can get a little, a larger set of them.
Whatever your price range is.
Also, something that deals less with drawing,
but will be helpful for painting,
when we get into thumbnail sketches and such just having some
shades of gray markers.
See they are all just different shades of gray.
This is really good for value sketching
and for doing things of that nature.
So if you can find these, that would be cool,
but if not, don’t worry about it,
but just something handy to have around.
Next thing are the different kinds of erasers.
This is a gum eraser.
I recommend these.
These really work the best for me when I’m doing drawing.
You can also get a kneaded eraser.
They look like this, but usually they’re completely square and flat.
But what you can do is, you know, you use them
and then when it gets black or dirty or something,
you can fold it over on itself.
So you can shape it and mold it into,
you know, a really fine point eraser that you might need.
So these are good for really fine details and such like that.
And they tend to pick up graphite pretty well.
And this is just a regular old plastic kind of eraser.
Not the best, but if that’s all you can get,
it’ll do the job.
A pencil sharpener, of course.
That will most likely come with the kit.
These will also come with a kit
if you get a nice kit.
These are called blending stumps.
What it is is a rolled-up sheet of paper,
and with a really fine point.
And you rub it.
They’re pretty much for shading,
and we will get into that later.
But here, that’s what they look like.
So we’ll get into what those do later.
But if you have some, that would be great.
And this you may not really need,
but it’s pretty much just sandpaper.
And if you need like a really sharp point on your pencil,
you just kinda, you know, sharpen the side of your pencil there
to get a nice sharp tip when needed.
So it can be handy.
But really more for details.
Alright folks, so let’s get into it here.
好了 大伙儿 开始画吧
I usually start out with a 2B.
That’s usually my favorite pencil to use.
And just briefly I’ll go into what these different pencils mean.
I’m sure if you have a kit already,
you’ve noticed that there’s a lot of different
Hs and Bs and F.
H型铅笔 B型铅笔 和F铅笔
Well, here is a good example an 8B.
Well, what B stands for is black.
So the higher the number,
the softer and darker it’s gonna be.
So the Bs are usually… they get softer the higher the number.
So right here I have an 8B and a 6B.
The 8B is softer
and most likely darker than the 6B.
Ok, so I hope that make sense.
So 1 being, you know,
the highest like 8 being the softest lead,
and then it gets harder and harder
as you get lower in the Bs.
Now for the H’s, 2H.
H stands for hardness.
So the higher the number in H is,
So if you have like a 6H. I don’t even think I have that in here.
But if you did have a 6H,
the higher it gets, the higher the number the harder it gets.
So 2H isn’t that hard,
but if you had a 4H, the 4H is gonna be a lot harder than the 2.
So hopefully that makes sense.
And now if you see an HB, that’s kind of in the middle,
you know, hard and blackness.
This is kinda like a normal pencil that we write with.
So I usually use to draw and sketch…
I usually use a 2B. It’s a little softer.
It allows me to get some darks that,
without switching pencils,
without going to like a 4B or a 6B,
I can get some darker tones just for sketching,
you know, nothing too detailed.
But after drawing a while,
you’ll realize what pencils you like.
It’s just like paint brushes with the paint.
So we are gonna start out with a 2B here.
And one of the first things that
you know, they do in drawing classes and that you learn to draw,
is to how to make things 3-dimensional.
And I have a few tricks,
but I’m gonna just show you
how we do it in this first video.
I’m trying to make a short video.
So we start out with a simple object.
And really where I should start is how to sketch.
Most people don’t know exactly how to sketch.
So I’m gonna zoom in here,
just see you can really see what I’m doing.
So when you sketch,
you wanna draw many different lines.
So if you’re sketching a circle out,
you know, try to find the shape,
within all these different lines you wanna find the shape.
Now that’s a very messy circle,
but you get the idea is that you don’t want to commit.
See this is more of something you want to do,
and then you go back kind of darken, you know, the line.
You can, you know, you find the shape within all those lines.
You can go back and darken where I’ve committed.
Something you don’t wanna do when sketching
is being totally committed right at the beginning.
You don’t wanna just draw a circle like this.
Very hard, and see now I mean that looks,
it just even if I finished it.
It doesn’t look good, you know, compared to that one.
This one is more of a circle because I,
you know, I sketched it.
And this one I committed,
you know, first time I tried to do it.
I just committed to it instead of
sketching and refine the edges,
and finding the best line within those lines.
So now if I go back over and sketch over that,
and sketching, it’s just different lines.
It’s just doing lines like,
you know, different shapes.
So that’s what sketching is,
and you can see I kinda fix it up there.
So, don’t be committed.
If you’re drawing a tree or something or sketching anything
I suggest that you start drawing everything in your house,
your whole house layout, start sketching everything.
But if you are sketching a tree,
you know, if you’re doing like the trunk, don’t commit,
比方说 如果画树干 不要下笔定型
you know, to this being the trunk, don’t commit to that.
You know, kinda sketch it out first, get the general idea.
你知道 先勾勒几笔 有个大致思路
You can even get the general shape you know
just do really quick and then, okay, maybe,
it doesn’t dip in that much,
so you kinda you know draw another line there,
another line there.
And then you know, once you start finalizing it,
you kinda harden the edge we need to.
And then these other, these lighter lines will just disappear over time,
you know, you only, it’s not even important that you have those lines there.
You can go back and erase later on when you’re finishing up the sketch or the drawing.
But don’t commit to the very first,
you know, more than likely, it’s not gonna be perfect the first time
you try to draw something.
And you saw there with that circle, that it was not good at all.
Compared to this one,
where I took my time and sketched.
So keep that in mind when sketching.
That’s the proper way to sketch.
Now making something 3D, this is two dimensional
because there’s no depth, there’s no shadow really.
So the first thing you have to do just like in painting
if you follow my painting lessons
that you’ve heared this before, you need to find the light sourse.
So where the light coming from?
I’m just gonna say it’s coming from over here.
You know something to that effect.
See? Make sure you even sketch in the arrow,
you know, never know where you want it come from.
So if the light is right here,
there’s the sun.
Now you have to think three-dimensionally.
Is it shining behind it hitting the back of it?
Is it right on the side there? Is it more toward you?
You know, it just depends.
But we’ll say that this is gonna be really light,
so the shadow is gonna be over here.
So this is what you need to practice doing,
start shading in really lightly
these different areas of shadow,
trying to make things three-dimensional.
Now in later videos,
I‘ll go into depth on how to shade,
different techniques you can do, all these things,
but you know at the beginning I just kinda wanna give an overall……
thing that you need to start thinking about and making things look realistic,
and determining light sources and things.
And this is a very important foundation.
Before you even begin a painting, before you begin drawing
always ask where is the light source? How many light sources?
Maybe there is another light source over here.
So then this shadow is just down here.
So I mean there is so many different factors that you need to be aware of.
And you know and then it’ll have a shadow like this.
You know then you have to think what is it sitting on.
Is it sitting on something flat?
You know there is a background.
Something like that, a little off.
But you get my point, is it sitting on something like that?
Does the shadow dip way down, like this?
Give more of the 3D look.
There is many different things you have to think about.
So I want you to just practice things like this.
Start sketching everything in your house.
Get used to the sketching lines.
Get used to the really messy lines,
and have fun with it.
And just try different techniques.
Start doing some crosshatching.
We’ll get into that a lot later.
But hopfully this helps you just understand how to sketch,
and knowing that it may not be perfect the first time you try it,
but that what erasers are there for.
That’s why you have this big canvas of paper.
You know, if this one didn’t turn out well,
okay start over on this one and try it again.
Try it from the different angle. Try the light up here and then just…
Try the light up here and then just…
You know, okay where is the shadow going to be.
Actually maybe there’s another light source here.
Okay so now what do I do, you know?
Shadow it up here a little bit.
You know depending on the shape of the ball…
And maybe if you don’t know the answer,
you know, get a round object and put two lights on each side in real life.
And see how does the shadow react.
You know, there’s probably a shadow over here like this.
There is going to be crossing shadows in real life.
So like how does this work?
You know this is going to be a really dark shadow where they cross,
but there’d probably still be a light shadow over here,
and a light shadow on this side.
So it just depends, I mean you have to really think about this stuff,
and try it out to see how realistic you can make things.
Just simple sketches like this, and start trying it with
and start trying it with cubes,
you know, rectangular objects.
Make them 3D.
And get used to just doing these quick sketches. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Get rid of the perfectionist mentality,
and get into the training mode.
You know, light is coming over here. You know, that’s gonna be light, little shadow there.
Shadow, so this is going to be the darkest.
You know, just things like this. Just play around and have fun with it,
就是这么个事情 玩耍一样随意 尽兴就好
and see what you can come up with.
And you know once you can do cubes and all these different objects,
that’s all nature is.
You know this is just a big cylinder, you know,
and then how is the light hitting it?
There is a light here, so it’s going to be a bit shadow coming this way.
Whatever the case is.
So play around. Get used to the sketching lines.
That is all I ask for you this week.
And get the metarials, and play around with everything, and have fun.
集齐材料 像玩一样画你所见 尽情尽兴
Start skectching things in your house.
Just get as far as you can. Just sketch things.
And if it looks terrible in the end, don’t worry about it.
Don’t stress over. Do your best.
And next week we gonna get into, you know, all the stuff.
You know, maybe it will be shading
or how to make things look more 3D
using wire frames and, you know,
drawing it on there and visualizing it.
We will get into that when the time comes.
But for now just play around these sketching lines,
and see what you can come up with, have fun.
Anyway I hope this video was helpful in anyway.
And stay toned for next week, next saturday.
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Hey, folks! It’s Brandon Schaefer.