Tonko House's Painting with Color and Light: Week 2

Here's some of the work I did for the second work of Tonko House's course over at Schoolism. The assignment was to draw images from life, in grayscale, with overcast/ambient light. I'm fortunate to have a lot of light in my apartment, but that made it hard to find opportunities to draw without strong shadows. I ended up waiting for dusk, but that's a limited time, so I had to work faster than I typically do.

No. 1

This second image is my favorite. It looks fairly photorealistic to me, which means I did a pretty good job capturing the light. The pictures on the wall are prints by Ilya Bolotowsky.

No. 2