TUTORIAL - Shading Techniques (Various Media) - by Rebeccak


Exactly. :slight_smile:


Hey Rebeccsa as promised I am posting a couple of pencil drawings I did today for this thread.
The funny thing is that I have not drawn with pencils for years so it was fun.

Also I am adding an ink drawing
of a place here in DC you might recognize.




nice to meet you roberto, 7k posts… impressive :slight_smile:



I think it would be more interesting if you did drawings of organic things like trees, plants, etc…why not visit the Botanical Gardens, or sketch on the mall itself? Frankly, you yourself can model these inorganic objects far better than render them…so it would be interesting to see you approach organic subject matter (trees, people) in your traditional work.




Well I went sketching to the Botanical Garden today…

Thanks ofr the previous review…Ill see if I CAN GET SOME PEOPLE TO DRAW.



Nice drawings! Wow, you actually did what I suggested…cool.




on the beach, with some friends, but she moved quite a lot…
its not real looking enough because… well she moved its her fault. :stuck_out_tongue:



Not bad! Keep going with these. :thumbsup:



As promised…

Here are a charcoal drawing I did two years ago…



ms rebeccak! i was just wondering if you recommend copying master works for beginners too, or shouLd it foLLow onLy after a foundation on anatomicaL knowLedge?

thanks for the shading tut btw, very informative. and it’s nice to see your oLd work :thumbsup:



I think anyone should do Master Copies ~ to my mind, it’s one of the best ways to learn. I think doing a combination of Master Copies, Life Studies / Sketches, and Anatomy Drawings is the best formula for learning how to draw. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



oh i see, ok i’LL try that then. thanks so much ms kimmeL!!! :smiley:



No prob! When you’re ready, here is the thread to which you should post (and check out, also!) :slight_smile:

Master Copies - Post Your Copies From The Great Masters! 2D/3D D/T DRWG/PTG/SCULPTURE

[left]Cheers, :slight_smile:



i am sending two pieces. the first one i think is just right for this thread… the second one, well
not really sure.

yours sincerely

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p.s. theres a third one just for kicks



 Here's my first participation in this anatomy forum.  To get started I tried to copy Durer's Praying Hands.
 Unfortunately, due to my [i]cheap [/i]digital camera most of the detail are lost.
 Next time I'll try to do a pure cross-hatching copy . I have trouble cross-hatching; It always get messy when I try to.

(bic pen, white sketchbook)

Here's Durer's original sketch:

Now I notice that the hands aren't as slender as it should've been.



Glad to see you here! Do you use Photoshop very much? You can tweak the levels of your image by going into Image > Adjustments > Levels and clicking “Auto”. This sometimes helps the light / dark quality of your image. But no worries, we can see what’s going on in your image. :slight_smile:

This is quite a nice drawing! Would you like to tell us something about your training / background? :slight_smile:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Yes, I did use photoshop to adjust the level. To think of it, I should’ve sharpened it because it looks too blurry.
About my background:
I just graduated from high school; I’ve had no formal training or anything, only classes in middle and high school. I did have a chance to go to an art program thing in high school but didn’t end up doing it. I had fabulous art teachers in middle school. But in high school, my art and drawing teacher weren’t really “artists”.
I started drawing at an early age; I’m more of a doodler than a drawer, though. I haven’t done much traditional medium other than pencil and pen. For some reason starting a real painting is much too intimidating…
I also do a bit of 3d modeling and some photoshop digi painting.
In recent years my doodling and practice have declined, so right now I’m planning to practice more and get into art again.
Oh yeah, thanks much to you RK and other artists here who’s putting the little spare time they have into helping newbs like me.



Thank you for telling us a bit about yourself! That’s a really impressive drawing for someone who’s just graduated from high school! Are you planning to pursue art at all in college? If only as a hobby, I would encourage you to do so. :slight_smile: There’s a lot to be said for doing things for personal satisfaction in life, even if those things don’t become a career for you. :slight_smile:

Happy to help in any way I can! It’s great to see the work you guys/gals are posting. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :slight_smile:




Well, as Rebeccak already said, cross-hatching isn´t a rocket sience but I still have some basic questions. I run into the problem which surface direction I should use for the hatching or should I even mix them? I saw several versions and mixes and I´m a bit confused. Do the stroke itself also follow the surface with some bending of itself or should they all be small straight ones? How much do I cross them?

As you can see here, sometimes I mixed the types 1 and 2 to 3 - and even 3 and 4 together. Am I searching for a sience where none can be found? :stuck_out_tongue: Maybe I search too much rules because of my 3D background?

I used a simple black ballpen. I think I also need to get rid of this cartoonline surrounding the stuff. But in this case some areas looked not so clear without it.
Thanks to Roberto for the inspiration :slight_smile:



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