Saturday, April 7, 2012
New blog,lesson shading
This is a new blog and I will post some of the lessons I posted in my old one here today,after that everything posted here will be new.
When it comes to shading there are a few basic techniques :hatching,cross-hatching,stumping,
Basically it's building up dark values with parallel lines.This is the most basic shading technique but if done well it might be the only one you will ever need.
Cross hatching: building up multiple layers of hatched lines that cross each other at an angle. When using this technique you need to avoid square crosshatching and do various angled cross-hatch lines that follow curvatures.
Stumping: using the pointed end of a rolled piece of paper to smudge lines on your drawing.You can also use your fingers but I wouldn't recommend it because it will leave oil on your paper so your drawing won't be as clean.
Circulism: The idea is to draw very tiny circles that overlap and intertwine.This shading method is great for rendering realistic skin textures but building up tone can be tedious.
Blended circulism: It is basically the same technique but with blending.You can use anything from a tissue to a blending stump to blend and you need to blend in a circular motion.Great for rendering skin textures.
When shading,place your pencil between the thumb and the first three fingers below the palm of your hand.Avoid using your wrist and instead try using your elbow and shoulder when moving the pencil.That's it for now,I hope you found this helpful.