Shading the vase

First the shadows with an 8B:


Then the second tone, the mid-tone (2B):

Vase shaded

The second tone seemed too light so I went over it with a 4B:

Vase shaded further

So the 8B was perhaps too dark. The separation between the tones is too much and you miss details in the shadows, evn just the direction of pencil stroke. It’s probabky best to stick with a 6B for the darkest tone, unless more tones are introduced.

Also the shadow was hard to see against the dark wood, so it’s not quite right. Need a better way to identify the edges of shadows.