Monday, December 12, 2011

High Contrast Shading




I find it easier to do shading if I can see it on a real object instead of trying to make it up from imagination and guess work. So I will grab something available, in this case a toy soldier, and hold it next to a window or under a lamp. The small lines were drawn first with a ballpoint pen (in the case of blue) or a .4mm nib Stabilo pen 88. Then the bigger and broader shading was drawn with a Stabilo pen 68. I didn't really look at these in a studied way but drew "out of the corner of my eye", as it were, with a lot of freedom.



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