In this drawing lesson I wanted to let you in on me exercising my shading skillz, while drawing a female figure’s back.
I lately came to realize that I have a LONG way to go when it comes to shading and the quality of tones, and so I wanted to share this with you.
There will probably be many, many more.
Here is the final result.
I think the scanner made it look even more grainy, but still looks pretty nice.
Here are the main tips I have to offer:
1. Use a relatively soft (and dark) pencil, such as the B scale. You really want to be able to create those dark tones.
2. Hold the pencil at a lower angle. That way you get more lead-paper contact, and it’s easier to keep things light.
3. Work in small circles. This little trick will help make sure you get a gentle, even tone.
Anyway – check out the full video tutorial here: (=
And that’s it!
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