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Give Your Drawings Depth by Learning the Basic Types of Pencil Shading

Give Your Drawings Depth by Learning the Basic Types of Pencil Shading | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
The first step to successful pencil shading is to control the movement of your pencil, making sure that every mark you make on the paper works towards creating the shading or modeling effect that you want.
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This article explains the various techniques and methods you can use to create convincing pencil shadings on your drawings. It also covers everything you need to know about shading with hard and soft pencils.

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How to Use a Value Map

How to Use a Value Map | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
OK! So your drawing subject is lightly sketched. You now want to add shading. But, how do you know where to add each of those light, medium, and dark values? A little tool called a value map is used by many accomplished artists to figure out the correct placement of values in drawings (or paintings)!
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If you want to learn the basics of shading, you have to know how to use value maps in your drawings. Value maps are used to differentiate between light, medium, and dark values on portraits and can be useful in adding a sense of realism and depth to drawings. This tutorial gives you some tips you can use when adding value maps to drawings.

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