SIOSON JANELLE KAYLA CABATO
Zhonghua Secondary School
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2021
Pencil Self-Portrait
Pencil on Paper
29.7 x 21 cm

Our teacher had already taught us about the different shading techniques and decided to teach us how to draw realistically so that we could also apply what we have learnt for shading. I noticed that in realistic artwork, the artist would usually use smooth blending for humans. However, I was a lot more comfortable using cross-hatching than smooth blending so I decided to use that cross-hatching for this artwork. I found it quite difficult to make my artwork look realistic as my tones were not dark enough since I did not put a lot of pressure on my pencil when cross-hatching. Overall, making this artwork was an enriching experience for me, since my usual art style is anime-like.

Secondary 1
Pencil Self-Portrait 2021 Pencil on Paper 29.7 x 21 cm

Our teacher had already taught us about the different shading techniques and decided to teach us how to draw realistically so that we could also apply what we have learnt for shading. I noticed that in realistic artwork, the artist would usually use smooth blending for humans. However, I was a lot more comfortable using cross-hatching than smooth blending so I decided to use that cross-hatching for this artwork. I found it quite difficult to make my artwork look realistic as my tones were not dark enough since I did not put a lot of pressure on my pencil when cross-hatching. Overall, making this artwork was an enriching experience for me, since my usual art style is anime-like.