Welcome to Lesson 11 of “Drawing Secrets Revealed!” Knowing how to render various surfaces and textures is such a fun part of drawing! I wanted to include in this series a range of surfaces and texture including reflective surfaces, animal fur, architectural surfaces, and objects in nature. I included this lesson late in the course to give you a chance to get a solid drawing skill set because surfaces and textures – while fun and absorbing – have to do with the later stages of a drawing, with details and values. But now that you know how to place a subject on your paper, how to draft it with a block-in, and how to keenly gauge and evaluate values, you’re ready for those details! This is the longest lesson of my whole course because I really wanted to pack as much in as I could! Although of course there is so much more in the world that just these specific examples, this is a good primer for surfaces and textures. So have fun!
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