Shading Lessons: Learn How to Draw Shades – How to Shade – Fine Art-Tips.

Shading Lessons: Learn How to Draw Shades – How to Shade – Fine Art-Tips.


Hello my friends and welcome to another
Tuesday of Tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and because I have
gotten so many requests about it, Ill do a a basic video on shading. I will begin sketching a solid figure and
Ill do a very basic shading a series of parallel lines called hatching. This is very natural and fast. I will do the
same on the other sides, but pressing less. If I want it darker, I can go over it again,
or do a cross hatching. And the projected shadow, or cast shadow, would
be something like this if the light came from the upper left. And I can do what is called an accent, that
is where the figure touches something else. Ok. Ill sketch another figure, for another
example. For a more realistic shading I do a series of circles or ovals or twirly things,
covering the plane. I repeat the same thing over here,
but pressing less. I may use a brush to smudge the graphite. And then, with the kneaded eraser, I can pull
the dark spots to make it look more uniform. Of course you can use different types
of shading in the same drawing. When shading, sometimes is good to follow
the shape of the object. Lets do an example with a sphere. It could be shaded with circular lines,
to show the form. I will make it a cast shadow, so that it doesn’t
look like it is up in the air! In the drawing I made when I did the tutorial
on hands, you can see how I followed the shapes. But lets look at a much better example. This is from the great Raphael, and you can
see how he followed the shapes when doing the shading, to the detail. This is by Rembrandt. He not only followed
the shape of the face, but also on the hat! This technique is not only for drawings. Lets
look at a Rembrandts painting now. I am not sure if you are able to see this
in the video, but he did the brush strokes following the shape of the head, the shape
of the cheek, of the nose, etcetera. I am not saying that you have to draw or paint
like this, but it is a technique worth knowing to give emphasis to the volume. There is another aspect worth knowing
when shading curves And as you know, I LOVE drawing
and shading beautiful curves. [Chuckles] No, seriously. First I draw a line that
divides the areas of light, from the shadow. And I tone the dark area. With a light tone I lose the edge, because
I don’t want it to look like there is a corner, or something. But here is the point that is not as intuitive:
And that is that the darkest area is just by the light, it is called a core shadow,
while the shadow that is further away gets a little bit of a reflected light and therefore,
is not as dark. I was referring of course to the shadows on
the sphere. The cast shadow, generally speaking is the
darkest of all. I smudge a little. If I wish, with the eraser,
I can pull this darker spot. The reason the core shadow happens, is this:
The beams of light come straight and lets say they come from this side. All this area
will be in the light. Here is a curve and the beams of light dont curve as fast (actually,
they dont curve at all, but they illuminate the small particles in the atmosphere and
they reflect light to other particles and give the illusion as if the light curved.) But doesnt curve as fast so
this area is the darkest. And this other area, as it gets some
reflected light, is not as dark. Now, in regards to where the cast shadow falls,
that depends where the light is coming from. Lets follow the direction of the light and
we see that this corner falls here and this one here and so, the shadow
will be something like that. But if the light came from the flat side instead
of the corner, then it would be different. Lets say that the light came in this direction,
then the shadow would be something of this sort. Something like that. To resolve any questions
on this, I recommend look at an actual object and its shadow. Ok, I have received many questions asking
how do I shade. And the answer is: It depends totally what I am shading. For example I could
use little dots. Dots and dots. This is not fast but gives a special effect. It is nice
when drawing a concrete or rock wall. But if I were to draw something made up of wool
or something like this, Id probably use scribbles. While for drawing a bright metal, like the
chromed rim cover of a car, I would shade it totally smooth and with a high contrast
of tone. I make a horizon line, very dark, the reflexion of the street,
and the reflexion of the sky. And to shade something totally different,
like the feathers of an owl, Ill sketch it with short and soft lines to try
to give that texture. It came out very bad, but thats ok! [chuckles]. Now, realize that the brightest you want something
to look, the darkest you need to draw. For example, this poor star is not shining. And
you can not go lighter, because she is as light as the paper. So I go darker, all around it.
The darker you go, the brighter it will become. Ill smudge with the brush and then
pull the light again with the eraser. Very well. Now she is bright and shiny! There are tools that help us shading, such
as a brush, a stump, etcetera. Of course what they do is that they smudge the graphite or
the charcoal. I explain and demonstrate this a little bit more in my tutorial about materials.
If you havent seen it I recommend to watch that one and the one on the line, which are
the basics. I will give the links at the end of this video, when the credits come out. Very well! If it was helpful please give it a LIKE and
subscribe to my channel, you know where to follow me and where the links are.
And Ill see you on Tuesday.

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